Sat 30 Sep
In Search of Humanity

Artist Talk Ai Weiwei

Meet the Artist, and join the Artist Talk with Ai Weiwei on Saturday September 30! The famous Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei is one of the most influential artists of our time. In Search of Humanity presents important works from all creative stages in his career, offering an insight into his extraordinary artistry. The exhibition is an impressive retrospective of his career, which by now has spanned four decades, and includes paintings, cultural readymades, LEGO works, sculptures, installations, photography, and video art. The artworks show his unrelenting search for humanity and his efforts to make our world a better place.

This must-see exhibition presents 120 works from Ai Weiwei’s versatile oeuvre. His work reflects on themes like his early childhood, spent in exile with his father since the Anti-Rightist Movement, or his own detainment in 2011. Ai Weiwei makes topical political subjects conspicuously visible in order to make sure that we will not forget them, even though we have become accustomed to their coverage in the media. He, for instance, manages to redirect our attention to the refugee crisis with a work made from life jackets that were left on the beach by refugees.

Watch the Artist Talk


Artist Talk with the artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei (English spoken)


In the Auditorium of Kunsthal Rotterdam


Saturday September 30, from 11:00 till 12:30 hrs


The rates below include visits to the exhibitions at the Kunsthal

Youth up to 18 years | students up to 26 years     € 10.00    
Adults   € 21.50    
Museumkaart / Rotterdampas / Kunsthal Friends     € 5.00    

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Ai Weiwei, Forever Bicycles (2003), 42 bicycles, ø 450 x 275 cm, Private collection, Photo Albertina, Vienna, Lisa Rastl and Reiner Riedler, Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio © Ai Weiwei


Friday open until 22:00
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