Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor

Ai Weiwei is one of the most compelling figures working in the spheres of international art and political activism. His extraordinary range of creative activities is unparalleled among his peers—from provocative large-scale museum exhibitions that reference traditional Chinese art forms to candid Instagram posts at impoverished refugee camps around the world, Ai’s fearless spirit and commitment to human rights is widely recognized as the heart of his artistic practice. In recent years, Ai’s outspoken stance regarding freedom of expression has established him as leader in the conversation concerning humanity today.

This evening lecture will present a brief overview of Ai’s personal history with a focus on his singular narrative within the field of global contemporary art and beyond.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Eaton Humanities, 250
1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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