Camera hosts an exhibition on the photo and video production of the Chinese artist, investigating his artistic poetics from the early days right up to the present moment, and his role within cultural and political debates both in China and around the world.
In a world of exhibitions showcasing Ai Weiwei’s monumental works, we conceived of this project to expressly redirect the attention of the public to documentary evidence that circumnavigates the artist’s life, as a testimonial to his fascinating journey as a man, creator and activist.
The exhibition “Around Ai Weiwei” is organised and promoted in collaboration with the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation as part of the major Florentine show “Ai Weiwei. Libero.”
- Beijing Photographs 1993-2003, The Forbidden City during the SARS Epidemic, 2003. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio, Image courtesy Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei