Ai Weiwei – Interlacing is the first major exhibition of photographs and videos by Ai Weiwei in France. It foregrounds Ai Weiwei the communicator – the documenting, analyzing, interweaving artist who communicates via many channels. Ai Weiwei already used photography in his New York years, but especially since his return to Beijing, he has incessantly documented the everyday urban and social realities in China. Photographs are presented together with his art projects, the Documenta project Fairytale, the countless blog and cell phone photographs. A comprehensive book accompanies this exhibition.
Ai Weiwei is a generalist, a conceptual, socially critical artist dedicated to creating friction with, and forming reality. As an architect, conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, blogger, Twitterer, interview artist, and cultural critic, he is a sensitive observer of current topics and social problems: a communicator and networker who brings life into art and art into life.
Curator : Urs Stahel
Exhibition coproduced by Fotomuseum Winterthur and Jeu de Paume, Paris.
Source: Jeu de Paume