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Ai Weiwei and his media alter ego

Art Market | Since his arrival in Germany in July 2015, artist Ai Weiwei has multiplied his exhibitions and pubIic interventions around the world. For each of his recent projects, the artist has made use of his media alter ego.

Ai Weiwei © Dan Balilty / The Associated Press
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Ai Weiwei
© Dan Balilty / The Associated Press

An increasing number of exhibitions

The artist has introduced himself in Europe and North America, not only as a “dissident artist”, but as a human rights defender. Since he started becoming involved with the refugee crisis, many of his projects have engaged with the migratory phenomenons, including the production of the documentary Human Flow, in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Other events have followed this line : the retrospective Ai Weiwei Libero at the […]

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Ai Weiwei © Dan Balilty / The Associated Press Reframe, 2016 - Ai Weiwei. Libero à la Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi © Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio Vue d’installation, Law of the Journey, National Gallery de Prague © Courtesy the artist and National Gallery Prague #SafePassage, 2016, FOAM © Ai Weiwei Studio Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei 2016 - Roots and Branches © Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei, Roots and Branches © Courtesy Lisson Gallery New York Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei, Laundromat © Deitch Projects, Soho. 2016. Courtesy Le Bon Marché, Er Xi, Air de jeux © Say Who Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei - Maybe, Maybe Not © Photo - AFP/Thomas Codex Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei, Trace, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2017 © Photo - Cathy Carver. Courtesy the artist and Hirshhorn Museum Vue d’installation, Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei. D’ailleurs c’est toujours les autres au mcb-a Lausanne, 2017 © Courtesy the artist and Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne. Photo: Etienne Malapert © Studio Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei, Arch, 2017 - Public Art Fund New York © Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio/ Frahm & Frahm Photo Jason Wyche Ai Weiwei, Banner 112, 2017 - Public Art Fund New York © Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jason Wyche

Ai Weiwei
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