Ai Weiwei

Mrz 4, 2012


Ai Weiwei – Interlacing is the first major exhibition of photographs and videos by Ai Weiwei. It foregrounds Ai Weiwei the communicator—the documenting, analyzing, interweaving artist who communicates via many channels. Ai Weiwei already used photography in his New York years when he discovered artists like Allen Ginsberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and above all, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp is important for him because he understood art as part of life. But especially since his return to Beijing, he has incessantly documented the everyday urban and social realities in China, discussing it over blogs and Twitter.

Ai Weiwei – Interlacing presents photographs of radical urban transformation, of the search for earthquake victims, and the destruction of his Shanghai studio together with his art photography projects, the documenta project Fairytale, the countless blog and cell phone photographs.

Jeu de Paume

February 21st – April 29th, 2012
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

Ai Weiwei