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Ai Weiwei in Conversation: 21st Biennale of Sydney Keynote

Chart the changes in renowned artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei's artistic work in this personal and, of course, political discussion with the Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka.

In the Concert Hall, our largest venue 

“The art always wins. Anything can happen to me, but the art will stay.”

Ai Weiwei

This Event is:

Bold
Mind expanding
Political
Artistic Activism

Art. Activism. Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei is China's most prominent living artist... or is that vocal political activist? It's both. His work spans artform - from furniture to film, from painting to loge installations - and has charted topics including human rights violations, personal risk and political freedom, and the possibilities of social media for dissident movements.

This broad-ranging conversation with Artistic Director Mami Kataoka will open the 2018 Biennale of Sydney. This is one not to be missed, charting Ai's art and activism since leaving China.

The Sydney Premiere of the Oscar-nominated documentary Human Flow, a film by Ai Weiwei, will be screened in the Concert Hall after the conversation. Bundle your tickets and save.

This event is part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Artworks by the artist can be seen on Cockatoo Island and at Artspace during the festival.

Presented by Sydney Opera House in association with The Biennale of Sydney 

Human Flow, a film by Ai Weiwei
See the Sydney premiere of Ai Weiwei’s Oscar-nominated documentary Human Flow, a powerful feature designed to communicate the scale and human impact of mass displacement.

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