Post Tagged with: "Ai Weiwei"

Arts & Culture, Travel

Inside – Reading Gaol Opens for Tours, Talks & Art

Inside – Reading Gaol Opens for Tours, Talks & Art

Each narrow cell in which we dwell Is foul and dark latrine, And the fetid breath of living Death Chokes up each grated screen, And all, but Lust, is turned to dust In Humanity’s machine. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde For the very first time in its history, […]

by × September 2, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Frieze London 2015

Frieze London 2015

The preview day of Frieze always provides plenty of visual stimulation – both on and off the exhibiting gallery walls. As we shimmied past the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hooper, Tommy Hilfiger and Valentino we made our way around the fair to see what was on offer this year.  Most of […]

by × October 14, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

William Kentridge at Marian Goodman London

William Kentridge at Marian Goodman London

People fleeing from hunger, war and political oppression have always been a staple of the daily news and with the current European crisis refugees are again in the headlines. With Ai Weiwei also now in the media with his latest show at the RA (reviewed here) it seems a particularly […]

by × September 23, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy, London

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy, London

The notorious Chinese dissident artist has clearly been very busy since his recent, and not insubstantial, exhibition at Blenheim Palace (reviewed here). His latest outing is at the Royal Academy where a survey of works from 1993 to the present day make up his first major institutional exhibition in the UK. Blenheim […]

by × September 21, 2015 × 2 comments

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Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace is the inaugural exhibition of the Blenheim Art Foundation and one’s first instinct is that these are strange bedfellows. Ai is of course a strongly anti-establishment figure, deeply mistrusted by the Chinese authorities he has been regularly arrested or jailed whilst even now he is under […]

by × November 3, 2014 × 4 comments