19 September — 13 December
Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Main Galleries, Burlington House
Ai Weiwei became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career.
With typical boldness, the chosen works explore 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.
Once a month, Londoners will watch new films – with English subtiles – recently released in Italy and not yet on DVD for the British at Mile End’s Genesis Cinema.
Never miss an Italian film again: the aim of CinemaItaliaUK, by Clara Caleo Green in collaboration with the Sicilian journalist Francesca Marchese, is to source inner gems and create a regular appointment for Italy-addicted film lovers in London and in the UK.
CinemaItaliaUK offers a great opportunity to discover compelling stories, young artists and to understand better what’s going on in Italy through the world of cinema – current events, comedies, docu-fictions and documentaries – although it is very mindfull of the masterpieces by De Sica, Antonioni, Pasolini, Visconti, Fellini and of all more recent filmakers.
For more information visit CinemaItaliaUK