Ai Weiwei: The Human Comedy – Memento Mori
A solo show featuring a new glass series by Ai Weiwei on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
Ai Weiwei’s first experimentation with glass began in Beijing in 2009 and culminated in a three-year project conceived in Murano. Alongside some of the artist’s best-known and latest works in porcelain, wood and LEGO, the glass series are presented within the dramatic setting of Venice’s Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in a solo show called “The Human Comedy”. This title comes from the name of an enormous hanging sculpture comprised of over 2,000 pieces of black glass handcrafted by the maestros of Berengo Studio in Murano. Measuring more than six metres wide and almost nine metres high, the twisted monument is the largest hanging sculpture ever made in Murano glass in living history.
Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore
Island of S. Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice (VE)
Wed – Mon 10am – 6pm
Island of S.Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice (VE)