Ai Weiwei: “Disposition”

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May 24, 2013 10:09PM

The artist's only major new solo show in 2013, “Disposition” will be presented across two locations: the Zitelle complex, home of Zuecca Project Space, and the church of Sant'Antonin. Ai Weiwei will present Straight, the first project developed using the long steel reinforcing bars recuperated from the schools which collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. This work, first presented at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., is here installed in a larger scale at Zuecca Project Space. Ai is known internationally for his work reflecting present-day China and his concern with human rights and freedom of expression. 

His second work, entitled S.A.C.R.E.D., is a new site-specific presentation for the Venice Biennale at the Church of Sant'Antonin, offering an immediate sense of the drama of an event which underlines the contradictory development of contemporary China.  

Photographs by Alex John Beck for Artsy

Zuecca Project Space/Complesso delle Zitelle, Giudecca 32 (Fondamenta delle Zitelle) Chiesa di Sant’Antonin, Castello (Salizada Sant’Antonin)

May 29th – September 15th 10 am – 6 pm, daily

Organization: Zuecca Project Space

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