30/04/2022
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM,
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
Event information
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM,
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Price
Free
Who

Join us in the galleries for an introduction to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt with Kettle’s Yard Director Andrew Nairne.

The introductions will begin at 2pm and 3pm.

FREE, come along

About the exhibition

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt  explores truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and current geopolitical crises.

In the ground floor galleries there is a single installation devised by Ai Weiwei. This is the first time the artist has juxtaposed historic Chinese objects with his own artworks. The antiquities on display were acquired by Ai Weiwei at an auction in Cambridge in 2020. He has identified some as original, including from the Northern Wei (386 – 534CE) dynasty, and others as counterfeits, later copies of original works.

Ai Weiwei’s own works, beautifully crafted in jade, marble and porcelain, explore contemporary issues, draw on his life story and transform familiar artefacts into iconic objects.

Access

The galleries on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible. They can be accessed from the entrance area by steps or a ramp. There is a lift up to the Edlis Neeson Research Space and the Ede Room.