Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

29 Oct

19 September — 13 December
Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Main Galleries, Burlington House
£16

dscn8042Major artist and cultural phenomenon Ai Weiwei takes over the main galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts with his exceptionally thought provoking and visionary works.

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.

aiweiweijailoneCurated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, the RA presents some of his most important works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 right up to present day.

8742With 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.

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