Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum – New York

Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum – New YorkAi Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum – New YorkAi Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum – New York

April 18, 2014 through August 10, 2014

– Ai Weiwei: According to What? is the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most controversial and iconoclastic contemporary artists, showcasing his remarkable interdisciplinary career as an architect, conceptualist, photographer, sculptor and activist. Comprising thirty works of art which explore universal themes of culture, freedom, history, politics and tradition often expressed through the lens Weiwei’s Chinese identity, the exhibition features examples from the artist’s oeuvre created over a span of more than twenty years drawn from museum collections around the world including early experiments like, “Profile of Marcel Duchamp in a Coat Hanger,” (1986) to iconic pieces like the photographic triptych, “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn,” (1995), the installations, “Bowls of Pearls,” (2006), “Colored Vases,” (2007–10), “Moon Chest,” (2008) and “River Crabs,” (2010), the sculptures, “Map of China,” (2008) and, “Straight,” (2008–12) and the set of six intricate dioramas, “S.A.C.R.E.D.,” (2011-13) that document the most intimate and painful moments of the artist’s eighty-one-day imprisonment by Chinese authorities in 2011, including the first time he was led into his cell, an interrogation and the everyday activities of bathing, eating, sleeping and using the toilet, all under the eyes of two ever watchful guards.

 

Foreground, “Colored Vases” (2007–10) / Background, “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn” (1995) - Ai Weiwei

Foreground, “Colored Vases” (2007–10) / Background, “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn” (1995) – Ai Weiwei

“River Crabs” (2010) - Ai Weiwei

“River Crabs” (2010) – Ai Weiwei

“Ritual from S.A.C.R.E.D.” (2011?13) - Ai Weiwei

“Ritual from S.A.C.R.E.D.” (2011?13) – Ai Weiwei


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

BROOKLYN MUSEUM

200 EASTERN PARKWAY

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11238-6052

(718) 638-5000

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN THURSDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M.

CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

OPEN TILL 11 P.M. ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

 

ADMISSION:

$15 WHICH INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITION AS WELL AS THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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