Urgent Talk 020: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Screening and Talk
Conducted in Japanese
Ai Weiwei is said to be the most powerful artist in the world. Since the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, he has gained a reputation as a human rights activist, and his comments and actions are the focus of the media worldwide. His solo exhibition at Mori Art Museum in 2009 is touring to 5 major art museums in North America.
The documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry has met with acclaim and triggered debate all over the world. For "Urgnt Talk 020," Mori Art Museum is screening the documentary in advance of its Japan release in November, followed by a talk session with the director Alison Klayman and others. The film could provide a hint for a solution as to what kind of stand artists should take in a society that is rocked by upheaval. Don't miss it!
* About the film: http://aiweiweineversorry.com/
* Mori Art Museum "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" July 25 - November 8, 2009 http://www.mori.art.museum/english/contents/aiweiwei/index.html
- Date & Time
- 19:00-21:00, November 5 [Tue], 2013 (Doors Open: 18:30)
- Alison Klayman (Director, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry)
Maki Yoichi (Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University, Editorial Supervisor for Japanese Subtitled Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry)
Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
- Ai Weiwei
- Ai Weiwei was born in Beijing in 1957 as the son of Ai Qing, one of modern China’s most renowned poets. He entered the Beijing Film Academy in 1978. In 1979 and in 1981 he took part in exhibitions held by the avant-garde group "Xingxing (The Stars)." Soon afterwards Ai moved to the USA, returning to China in 1993. Since his return Ai has worked in publishing and also been active in his support of young Chinese artists through his China Art Archive & Warehouse (CAAW). In 2000 he was one of the curators of the influential exhibition "Fuck Off." Since designing his own residence and studio in 1999, Ai has been involved in over 70 architectural and urban planning projects. His recent exhibitions include the Venice Biennale 2008, 2008 Liverpool Biennial, Documenta 12 (Kassel, 2007), and "Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection" (touring since 2006).