An introduction to Ai Weiwei - Royal Academy of Arts | Listen Notes

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In this introductory podcast, exhibition curator Adrian Locke explains how Ai Weiwei, since his return to China in 1993, uses his art, not just his words or cyberspace to comment on contemporary Chinese society today. Locke also explores the meanings and stories behind his materials and methodologies, including his use of found rebars (steel rods used to hold buildings upright) in the deeply moving installation Straight.
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United States

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Run by artists since 1768, we’re celebrating 250 years by opening up like never before. Step inside a new home for art and ideas.
English
United States
186 episodes
since Feb, 2016
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