I know we love our iPads, and to us they really are works of art, but now, Gizmodo reports, an art gallery in Beijing, China, is actually displaying an iPad on a pedestal as an art exhibit! According to The New Yorker, which is the source for the original article, the exhibit is by Li Liao, and is on display at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. The exhibit is not just about the iPad that is on display, it in fact represents the work of Li Liao, who actually got a job on the iPad assembly line in China, and worked there for 45 days until he had enough money to buy one of the iPads that he was making. He then put the iPad on display in the gallery, as well as the uniform and badges that he wore during his time on the assembly line. The New Yorker post actually has an interview with the artist as well, where he describes the concept for the piece. Fascinating stuff!
Source: Is an iPad on a Pedestal Art?
What is an iPad Doing a Chinese Art Museum? : The New Yorker