Ai Wei Wei@ Royal Academy of Arts, London, Sep-Dec 2015

“Ai Wei Wei became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010. This was the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and bridged over two decades in his extraordinary career. Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, the RA presented some of his most important works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 right up to the present day. Among new works created specifically for the RA, there was a number of large scale installations, as well as works showcasing everything from marble to steel to tea ans glass. With typical boldness, the chosen works explored a multitude of challenging themes, drawing on his own experience to comment on creative freedom, censorship and human rights, as well as examining contemporary Chinese art and society.”
more on https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/articles/tag/ai-weiwei
Ai Wewei instagram https://www.instagram.com/aiww/?hl=en

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3 comments
  1. Candia said:

    Saw the exhibition in Jan 2016 in Melbourne. Ai Weiwei
    took a photo of me and posted it on Instagram that evening.
    Made my day…

    • Wow, how amazing! he is so cool, did you speak with him as well? Thanks for letting me know he’s got an instagram account still.

      • Candia said:

        He was leaving in a taxi after a photoshoot and some of the press were taking photos, but hardly any of the public realised that it was him. I caught his eye by way of permission to take a snap, as i think it is rude, without asking permission. Then he took one of me taking one of him!
        Typical sense of humour!

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