AI WEIWEI 40th ANNIVERSARY
While his personal circumstances are in constant flux, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei continues to radiate his cultural magnetism.
Ai Weiwei's fame extends beyond the artistic world. Known as much for his political ideas and social media activism as for his social interventions, his contemporary approach to ready-made art and his knowledge of traditional Chinese crafts.
Ai Weiwei 40th Anniversary explores every stage of his career in detail and depth.
It includes numerous images and photographs that allow us to follow the evolution of the artist, from the beginning of him in New York until his release after the arrest and detention that he suffered for four years in China.
The work includes texts by Uli Sigg, an old friend of Ai and a former Swiss ambassador to China, and Roger M. Buergel, curator of Documenta 2007, who hosted the piece Fairytale.
Texts in English, German and French.