03.02.15
Ai Wei Wei
In Story: We Produce – The Production Company we enjoy engaged art, and this Sunday we went to the exhibition of Ai Wei Wei.
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He is from China contemporary artist and activist. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.[3] As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government’s stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called «tofu-dreg schools» in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[4] In 2011, following his arrest atBeijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of «economic crimes».
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On the Table. Ai Weiwei offers a comprehensive view of the artist’s life and work through the display of a variety of artworks and materials, set up to match the scale of La Virreina Image Centre. The exhibition aims to give an idea of the scope of Ai Weiwei’s artistic career, from his beginnings in 1980s New York to his present-day status as the best-known and most influential Chinese artist in the world. Work by this media-savvy activist calling for greater freedom in China can now be found in leading contemporary art museums and collections worldwide. Ai Weiwei makes use of a number of artistic practices, including photography and documentary film, sculpture, design and architecture, in operations that transcend formats and disciplines to create images that infiltrate and propagate through social networks and popular culture. In addition to several key pieces for appreciating this artist’s work, the show at La Virreina Image Centre also presents unseen work, new productions and installations by Ai Weiwei specially designed for this exhibition.        
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