Ai Wei Wei takes over the atrium of London’s Imperial War Museum

July 30, 2020

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

Exploring international migration, conflict as a root cause of human flow, and the relationship between the individual, society and the state, History of Bombs draws on the artist’s ongoing investigation into politics and power.

At a time when the world has been taken over by the reality and fear of a natural pandemic, Ai Weiwei encourages us to reflect upon the absurdity of our capacity to obliterate ourselves.

History of Bombs is part of Refugees, a free season of exhibitions, artistic commissions and immersive events taking place across IWM London and IWM North in 2020. Unlocking the personal stories of people who have been forced to flee their homes and those who work to support and care for them.

Ai Weiwei: History of Bombs is at London’s Imperial War Museum, from 1 August to 24 May.

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