Trailer: Human Flow, Directed by Ai Weiwei
  • Keith Beaty
  • Contemporary Austin
  • Faurschou Foundation
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
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  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
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Ai Weiwei
artist / filmmaker

A cultural figure of international renown, Ai Weiwei, born in Beijing, China in 1957, is an activist, architect, curator, filmmaker, and China’s most famous contemporary artist.

Open in his criticism of the Chinese government, Ai was famously detained for months in 2011, then released to house arrest. “I don’t see myself as a dissident artist,” he says. “I see them as a dissident government!”

Some of Ai’s best known works are installations, often tending towards the conceptual and sparking dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. For Sunflower Seeds (2010) at the Tate Modern, he scattered 100 million porcelain “seeds” hand painted by 1,600 Chinese artisans—a commentary on mass consumption and the loss of individuality. His infamous Coca Cola Vase (1994) is a Han Dynasty urn emblazoned with the ubiquitous soft-drink logo.

Ai also served as artistic consultant on the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for Beijing’s 2008 Olympics, and has curated pavilions and museum exhibitions around the globe.

He has recently participated in the Venice Biennale and his new documentary feature film Human Flow will be released in the fall/winter of 2017/2018.

[IMDB / Artsy]

Ai Weiwei
artist / filmmaker

A cultural figure of international renown, Ai Weiwei, born in Beijing, China in 1957, is an activist, architect, curator, filmmaker, and China’s most famous contemporary artist.

Open in his criticism of the Chinese government, Ai was famously detained for months in 2011, then released to house arrest. “I don’t see myself as a dissident artist,” he says. “I see them as a dissident government!”

Some of Ai’s best known works are installations, often tending towards the conceptual and sparking dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. For Sunflower Seeds (2010) at the Tate Modern, he scattered 100 million porcelain “seeds” hand painted by 1,600 Chinese artisans—a commentary on mass consumption and the loss of individuality. His infamous Coca Cola Vase (1994) is a Han Dynasty urn emblazoned with the ubiquitous soft-drink logo.

Ai also served as artistic consultant on the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for Beijing’s 2008 Olympics, and has curated pavilions and museum exhibitions around the globe.

He has recently participated in the Venice Biennale and his new documentary feature film Human Flow will be released in the fall/winter of 2017/2018.

[IMDB / Artsy]

Trailer: Human Flow, Directed by Ai Weiwei
  • Keith Beaty
  • Contemporary Austin
  • Faurschou Foundation
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Contemporary Austin |
  • Faurschou Foundation |
  • National Gallery Prague |
  • Gabriel de la Chapelle |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Via Designboom |
  • Photo Daniel Biskup |
  • Lisson Gallery |
  • Keith Beaty |
  • Photo Cathy Carver |
  • Photo Gino Pisapia |
  • Lisson Gallery
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