Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts


Ai Weiwei, photo credit: Gao Yuan Pinterest


The Royal Academy presents the first significant British survey of work by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The exhibition will include major works spanning Ai Weiwei's career, as well as new work that is shown for the first time.

Ai Weiwei's work is political and often viewed as controversial. His work tends to place Chinese art and culture in dialogue with international Western contemporary art, either through its themes or his choice of materials.

Weiwei is currently unable to leave China, but his work has been seen in London recently, including when he was commissioned to place a work in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in 2010, with the artist deciding to fill the space with millions of porcelain sunflower seeds. He also teamed up with the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron to create the 2012 temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.


Venue Details & Map

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
+44 (0)20 7300 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Piccadilly Circus/Green Park Train: Victoria Piccadilly Circus: walk down Piccadilly towards Green Park. The Royal Academy is opposite Fortnum & Masons.

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