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Ai Weiwei

Uli Sigg at Salon21 (talk)
K21, Düsseldorf
24 July 2019, 7 pm

Uli Sigg, art collector and former Swiss Ambassador of the People's Republic of China.
Conversation in the accompanying programme of the exhibition "Ai Weiwei".
Admission free, limited seats.

K21, Düsseldorf


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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei: Bare Life (solo show)
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
28 September 2019 - 5 January 2020

Ai Weiwei, Tear Gas Canisters, 2016. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio
Ai Weiwei, Tear Gas Canisters, 2016. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio

This fall the newly expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will reopen with a major exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei. The renowned Chinese dissident artist and activist is internationally known for rigorous, compassionate, and complex artworks that address themes of political, ethical, and social urgency. Designed by the artist and curated by Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, Ai Weiwei: Bare Life will be on view from September 28, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

The exhibition will feature more than 35 artworks created over the last two decades in a wide variety of mediums—among them sculptures, installations, photographs, and films. A selection of newly conceived large-scale and site-specific projects will be placed in dialogue with some of Ai’s most iconic works and several major artworks never before exhibited in the United States. Together, these objects provide new insight into Ai’s abiding concern for human rights and the global condition of humanity while showcasing his profound engagement with Chinese culture past and present—especially the radical shifts that have characterized China in the new millennium.

Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, which is organized into two thematic sections, takes its title from the writings of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, who has long examined the notion of bare, unprotected life and its manifestations throughout human history. In recent years, Agamben’s ideas have gained new force as approximately 70 million people have been displaced from their homelands and deprived of basic human rights.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis


Ai Weiwei

Award ceremony and artist talk
Menschen in Europa, Passau
14 October 2019

Portrait of Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of the artist
Portrait of Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of the artist

Ai Weiwei will be awarded with the Menschen in Europa Art Award on 14 October 2019. A series of talks with Oskar Lafontaine, former Federal Minister and group chairman of the “Linke” in the Saarland parliament will also be held on this occasion.

Menschen in Europa