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The Must-see Exhibition of 2015

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The Royal Academy (RA) in London will present a landmark Exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei in September 2015. Following the heels of branded names as Anselm Kiefer, David Hockney and Anish Kapoor the show will include major works spanning the 57-year old Ai Weiwei’s career, as well as including installations and new works. This exhibition will follow in the Royal Academy’s tradition of celebrating its artist members at the very highest level. The artist and activist is multitasked in many ways, referencing The Chinese culture and art by experimenting both the choice of traditional materials and inventions with historic objects. The idea of creative freedom will be a prominent feature and focus for much of the exhibition. The RA believes in the independence and creative freedom of artists and they endorse Ai Weiwei as such artist by showing his works.

As a well-known social activist, Ai Weiwei has not been able to leave China since 2011 when his passport was confiscated by the authorities. However, he remains hopeful that he will be allowed to travel to the opening of this important exhibition in September of this year. With or without him, the exhibition is a must-see for 2015.

Daniel Brostrom