In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum is debuting its new show Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.
Chinese architect, sculptor, video artist, and photographer Ai Weiwei just closed a show at the Louvre; but he is not finished with Paris yet.
More than 1,000 years ago, the Chinese poet Bai Juyi of the Tang Dynasty wrote his famous piece Grass. This poem aptly presents the metaphor used in Ai Weiwei’s new installation of a similar title, located in Harbour Green Park, Vancouver.
Ai Weiwei is the most recent artist to create an exclusive artwork for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Artist Edition program, in conjunction with Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, on display until April 2015.
Ai Weiwei makes art. His own government has barred him from leaving China, and so, for the artist and activist, architect and anomaly, the show must go on—without him.