Ai Weiwei exhibition coming to the V & A : ‘Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BC – AD 2010)’

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Who is Ai Weiwei?  He is one of the most prominent artists working in China today. Through his work Ai addresses issues pertinent to contemporary China; notably the loss of historic material culture due to rapid modernization and the effects of the global economy on traditional modes of production. His work also engages with broader themes, including perceptions of value, mass production and globalization.

What is the exhibition?  ‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ features a selection of ceramic works, photographs and video.  Thiss is a rare opportunity to view some of the most iconic works in the field of Chinese contemporary art.  It has been organized by Arcadia University Art Gallery and supported by The Pew Centre for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. This exhibition has been supported by the Friends of the V&A and Travel with the V&A: China.

When is it?  15 October 2011 – 18 March 2012

Cost?  Free

Where is the V & A? The V & A is located at: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL +44 (0)20 7942 2000

More details: Visit the V & A website