Exhibition Ai Weiwei: Making Sense
5 Unmissable Highlights from #MakingSense
From Ai Weiwei’s largest ever Lego work to a Marble Takeout Box – here’s five unmissable highlights from #MakingSense.
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This recreation of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is Ai’s largest ever Lego work. He has subverted the image by adding in the door to the underground dugout in Xinjiang province where he and his father, Ai Qing, lived in exile in the 1960s.
Our desire for convenience has given rise to hyper-disposable objects. A Styrofoam takeaway box is a throwaway item, but carved in marble Ai transforms it into a monument to the daily lived experience of millions of workers.
Discover some of the artist’s most important works displayed alongside collections of objects that have never been seen and new commissions made for the exhibition.
Join guide Edward Richards for a special tour of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, delivered in British Sign Language.
Join us for a conversation that dives into the act of collecting, prompted by the ‘fields’ in the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Making Sense. We will explore collections as sites for making sense, and modes of collecting seemingly ordinary things.
Join guides Andrew Mashigo and Lynn Cox for a special tour of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, for blind and and visually impaired visitors.
This one-hour online lecture, featuring exclusive curator interviews, will focus on the story of porcelain mass production in China.
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2. © Image courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
3. © Image courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
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