SRS Event: Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington [22 July]

SRS Event: Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn


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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
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Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
Saturday, July 22, 2pm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum presents Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn! Join fellow SRS members for an exclusive tour on Saturday, July 22 at 2:00pm.

One of China's most provocative living artists, Ai Weiwei (b. Beijing, 1957) has spent nearly four decades exploring the relationships between art, society, and indiviudal experience. His work, as prolific as it is eclectic, encompasses a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film, painting, and architecture. Ai Weiwei began seeking to incite change through his art in the 1970s, and as his work has developed, he has become increasingly committed to his guiding principle of promoting human rights and freedom of expression for all.

Ai Weiwei's monumental installation Trace portrays individuals from around the world whom the artist and various human rights groups consider to be activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech. Each of these 176 portraits comprises thousands of plastic LEGO bricks, assembled by hand and laid out on the floor. The work foregrounds Ai Weiwei's own experiences of incarceration, interrogation, and surveillance.

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