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Yesterday

Fiona Banner: Runway (AW 17) at @De_Pont Museum is the artist's first major presentation in the Netherlands… https://t.co/RIZb3wxtbY
2 days ago

Behind the scenes: Mat Collishaw @BlainSouthern https://t.co/YEJlbAkse2 via @TheofficialLL https://t.co/qB14F38qrM
4 days ago

Other Criteria present available works by Ashley Bickerton to accompany @NPSGallery’s new exhibition… https://t.co/iPKsJqd3kd
4 days ago

Ashley Bickerton comes full circle with first UK retrospective at Damien Hirst’s gallery via @TheArtNewspaperhttps://t.co/tRke9qC3os
2 weeks ago

Other Criteria will be at #ArtMarketSanFrancisco2017 @artMRKT from April 27–30 #DamienHirst #HarlandMiller #Sarabiahttps://t.co/yKMZENJKUq
2 weeks ago

NEW titles to accompany Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, Damien Hirst’s most ambitious project to date… https://t.co/1zDpnHAPuw
3 weeks ago

Ai Weiwei exhibition in London

July 15, 2011 by Kay

Lisson Gallery 52-54 and 29 Bell Street, NW1

Ai Weiwei is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and consistently displays great courage in placing himself at risk to affect social change through his art. He serves as an example for legitimate social criticism and free expression both in China and internationally.

Highlights of the 13 works in the exhibition include Colored Vases (2010, 2009), groupings of Han Dynasty pots (from 200DC-220AD) covered in industrial paint. An expert in ancient Chinese ceramics, Ai’s continued desecration of individual vases can be seen as political comment on the organized destruction of cultural and historical values that took place during the Cultural Revolution, when everything old was replaced by the new. In questioning value and defacing tradition Ai is confronting the legacy of past generations with the needs and experiences of the present. At the same time he gives a new perspective on contemporary commodifications.

For more information, visit the Lisson Gallery website.