PAMM Pérez Art Museum

Ai Weiwei

04 Dec 2013 - 16 Mar 2014

© Ai Weiwei
He Xie, 2011
Collection of the artist. Installation view: Ai Weiwei: According to What? at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Photo credit: Daniel Azoulay photography
AI WEIWEI
According to What?
4 December 2013 - 16 March 2014

Ai Weiwei: According to What? is the first major international survey of this vital artist’s multifaceted artistic oeuvre. This exhibition reveals Ai’s practice as emerging from an ever-questioning dialogue with the social, political and cultural positions of his native China and the world at large. Ai (b. 1957) works in a range of media, including architecture and design, and this exhibition will feature work of the last 20 years, including photography and the large-scale sculptures for which the artist is best known. These sculptures, often made from modified found objects, suggest the irreverent nature of Ai’s project and reconfigure materials in new and evocative ways. With a broad formal range, Ai has continuously challenged possible meanings and modes of art making, most recently employing the Internet and its global reach as a platform for activism and expression. His provocative and beautiful works of art and architecture are an exploration of the transformative potential of contemporary art, which he said is “not a form but a philosophy of society.”
 

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