Contemporary China Centre


Katie Hill in conversation with Ai Weiwei

8 October 2010

Ai Weiwei will be the latest guest in our CSD Encounters series.

Katie Hill will be in conversation with Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern, 12 October 2010 at 6.30pm.

Find out more information on the Tate Modern website.

She will also be on Nightwaves, Radio 3, on 11 October 2010, in a discussion about use of the past in contemporary Chinese art.

Ai Weiwei bio

Ai Weiwei, (born 1957, Beijing) is a leading Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, cultural and social commentator and activist. Ai is known for the design of the Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the "Bird's Nest", the main stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Since the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Ai has emerged as one of China's most influential bloggers and social activists; he is known for his tongue-in-cheek and sometimes vulgar social commentary, and has had frequent run-ins with Chinese authorities.

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