Translocation – Transformation by AI WEIWEI

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Exhibition Title
AI WEIWEI translocation – transformation
Alfred Weidinger
21er Haus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Museum Hours
Wednesday 11 am– 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday 11 am– 6 pm, Open on Public Holidays
General Admission.- 7 Euro; Ai Weiwei-Ticket 21er Haus and Upper Belvedere.- 18 Euro; Jahreskarte Belvedere (inkl. 21er Haus).- 39 Euro; Reduced .- 5.50 Euro; Under 18.- free; The two installations F Lotus and Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads at the park of the Upper Belvedere are on view free of charge
From July 14th to November the 20th of 2016.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a chinese conceptual artist, also works as an architect, photographer, curator and globally recognised human rights activist. Born in 1957 in Beijing, he began his training at Beijing Film Academy and later continued at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

His work has been exhibited around the world with solo exhibitions at Stiftung DKM, Duisburg (2010); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2009); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009); Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Cambelltown Arts Center, Sydney (2008); and the Groninger Museum, Groningen (2008), and participation in the 48th Venice Biennale in Italy (1999, 2008, 2010); Guangzhou Triennale in China (2002, 2005), Busan Biennial in Korea (2006), Documenta 12 in Germany (2007), and the 29th Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil (2010). In October 2010, Ai Weiwei's "Sunflower Seeds" was installed in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London. Ai Weiwei participated in the Serpentine Gallery's China Power Station exhibition in 2006, and the Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon in 2010.

The last solo exhibitions included Ai Weiwei in the Chapel, on view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park through November 2, 2014; Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2014; and Ai Weiwei: According to What?, which was organized by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2009, and traveled to North American venues in 2013–14. Ai collaborated with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the “bird’s nest” stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and on the Serpentine Gallery, 2012 London. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation in 2012.




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