Sunday 18 October 2015
Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts
Major artist and cultural phenomenon Ai Weiwei at RA main galleries with brave, provocative and visionary works.
Ai 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.
“The work that you will see at the RA transcends the world of the gallery… This is an exhibition that reveals art’s greatest potential.”- The Times
19 September — 13 December
Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm