Ai Weiwei: Entrelaçar

Ai Weiwei: Entrelaçar

Ai Weiwei (Beijing, 1957) is a global citizen, artist, thinker and activist who uses various modes of investigation and production in his work, depending on the direction and outcome of the research he currently has in hands.

From iconoclastic positions in regard to authority and history — which included the triptych Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995, and a series of photographs entitled Study of Perspective, (1995 - 2011), in which he shows the middle finger to symbols of power — his output has diversified to encompass architecture, public art and performance. In addition to concerns of form and protest, Ai Weiwei currently measures our existence according to the relation to economic, political, natural, and social forces, uniting craftsmanship with conceptual creativity. Universal symbols of humanity and community, such as bicycles, flowers or trees, as well as the perennial problems of borders and conflicts are reformulated and enhanced through installations, sculptures, films and photographs, while continuing to speak out publicly on issues he believes important. He is one of the most prominent cultural figures of his generation and an example of freedom of expression, both in China and internationally.

The works on display — Iron Roots (2019) and Pequi Tree (2018 - 2020) — are part of a body of work that reflects Ai Weiwei's interest and concern with the environment and, more specifically, with the deforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

The exhibition in Serralves was conceived specifically for the park and for the Museum's central room.
Ai Weiwei: Entrelaçar - Event


Date Date 23-07-2021
Date Time 10:00
Date Duration 9 hours
Date Location Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
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