The Skirball Cultural Center presents a free art talk with legendary artist Ai Weiwei on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:00am. Reserve ASAP – see below for info
In this rare speaking engagement, hear from celebrated visual artist, filmmaker, and political activist Ai Weiwei as he explores his vast body of work in the context of social justice. Imprisoned by Chinese authorities in 2011 without cause, Ai has dedicated his life and career to speaking out against human-rights violations around the globe. In this virtual conversation with Skirball curator Yael Lipschutz, Ai discusses how he views the interconnectivity of human suffering as stemming from cultural and economic systems that value profit rather than human life. Yet Ai Weiwei, in his own words, reminds us that although the world’s problems are deep and complex, “we hope for the better.”
The art talk takes place from 11:00 – 12:00pm on February 21, 2021; CLICK HERE to reserve your spot ASAP.
Can’t make the streaming event? A Conversation with Ai Weiwei will be available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel following the premiere date. This program is presented in association with the exhibition “Ai Weiwei: Trace.”
Visit Skirball’s website for more info – https://www.skirball.org