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Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor
October 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm$15.00 – $20.00
Presented by Taliesin Thomas, Founding Director of AW Asia
Ai Weiwei is one of the most provocative and celebrated figures working in the spheres of international art and political activism. His extraordinary range of activities is unparalleled among his artistic peers—from large-scale museum exhibitions that reference traditional Chinese art forms to candid Instagram posts at international refugee camps, Ai Weiwei’s creative vision, fearless spirit, and commitment to human rights is widely admired around the world. In recent years, Ai Weiwei’s outspoken stance on freedom of expression and human rights has established him as leading voice with respect to the plight of humanity today. This lecture will present an overview of Ai Weiwei’s personal history with a focus on his singular narrative within the field of global contemporary art and beyond.
$15 members, $20 non-members