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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Holds Exhibition in Berlin

March 30th, 2014

News from Berlin - From April 3rd until July 7th, Ai Wei Wei displays his newest work in the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. This will be the controversial Chinese artists’ biggest exposition yet: the pieces on display were either made specifically for this occasion, or have never been shown in Germany before.

‘Evidence’ is the name of the exposition, which will be displayed over an area of no less than 3,000 square metres. In the ‘Lichthof’ of the building, Ai Wei Wei will display an installation of 6,000 wooden chairs, made in the way they were during the Ming-era (1368-1644). The exhibition is meant to be a political one and will no doubt criticise some of China’s less attractive policies.

This will not be a surprise for anyone who has ever read or heard about Ai Wei Wei. Arguably the most famous Chinese dissenter, he uses his contemporary concept art to tell people about China. There is not a single piece of work that does not contain some form of hidden message telling visitors about corruption, the lack of freedom of expression and random arrests. Interest in the exhibition has furthermore been fuelled by the fact that the artist is having immense difficulties leaving China to come to Berlin.

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