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Ai Weiwei,Design Museum

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

This major exhibition, developed in collaboration with Ai Weiwei himself, is the first to present his work as a commentary on design and what it reveals about our changing values.

07 April 2023 - 30 July 2023

daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Open late on Saturdays until 21:00

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG


Ai Weiwei,Kettles Yard

Ai Weiwei Juxtaposes Politics and Artefacts Kettle’s Yard – Lee Sharrock

Kettle’s Yard, part of the University of Cambridge, is the venue for a new exhibition of celebrated contemporary artist Ai Weiwei (born 1957, Beijing). Titled ‘The Liberty of Doubt’, the solo show curated by Andrew Nairne explores our perception of authenticity and truth and the value we place upon material things, which is very pertinent for the era of Fake News and disinformation that we are living through. 

16 March 2022

Ai Wewei IWM

Ai Weiwei: History of Bombs

Internationally renowned artist, Ai Weiwei, takes over IWM London’s iconic atrium with a new artwork.

01 August 2020 - 24 May 2021

Daily 10am-6pm

IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ


Ai Wewei History of Bombs IWM

Ai Weiwei A Disturbing History Of Bombs IWM Marina Vaizey

Ai Weiwei IWM: History of Bombs. Little Boy, Fat Man, Daisy Cutter, Snake Eye, Grand Slam, Tomahawk, Tsar Boba, are seemingly innocuous even childlike labels for toys or games. But they are seared into the historic memory and are the actually terrifying, curious official nicknames of objects that are weapons in wars of mass destruction and attrition. The first two are those of the 1945 atomic bombs unleashed on Japan. Daisy Cutter (1970) did just that, flattening swathes through the forests of Vietnam.

30 July 2020

Ai Weiwei Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei Opens New London Show At Lisson Gallery

A significant exhibition by Ai Weiwei featuring a new series of monumental sculptural works in iron cast from large tree roots sourced in Brazil during research and production for last year’s survey exhibition, ‘Raiz’, at the Oscar Niemeyer-designed OCA Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo.

1 October 2019

Ai Weiwei Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei: Roots

A major exhibition by Ai Weiwei this autumn features a new series of monumental sculptural works in iron, cast from giant tree roots sourced in Brazil during research and production for last year’s survey exhibition, ‘Raiz’, at the Oscar Niemeyer-designed OCA Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo.

02 October 2019 - 02 November 2019

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Lisson Gallery (27 Bell St), 27 Bell Street, London, NW1 5BY


Ai Weiwei Wins Court Case Against Volkswagen In Denmark

In 2017, SMC a Volkswagen dealership in Copenhagen shot a photo of a new Volkswagen Polo parked in front of an installation by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The photograph was subsequently used to promote a new model of the Polo car on its website and inhouse magazine.

18 July 2019


Ai Weiwei announces NY public exhibitions

Ai Weiwei Builds Fences To Highlight Attitudes Towards Immigration

The Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei will return to New York with gallery shows covering four venues. He will utilise the public exhibitions as a metaphor for his travel ban in China as well as the U.S. attitudes towards immigration under the leadership of Donald Trump.

27 March 2017

Ai Wewei,New York exhibitoin

Ai Weiwei Launches Major New York Gallery Exhibition

A new gallery show of the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches, has opened at Mary Boone Gallery in both its Fifth Avenue and Chelsea locations. The exhibition of recent works includes pieces in a variety of mediums – from ancient wood and porcelain to modern LEGO bricks, and wallpaper of the Artist’s design.

7 November 2016


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