Ai Weiwei Film Series
A four-film series inspired by the Chinese artist, activist, and provocateur whose Zodiac sculptures are on view in the museum’s atrium. All shown in the Morley Lecture Hall. Admission free.
This portrait captures the Chinese dissident artist as he prepares for a major museum exhibition, interacts with friends and family members, and clashes publicly with Chinese government officials.
Both directed by Ai Weiwei. These two recent documentaries by Ai address the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, in which thousands of students died in collapsed school buildings. The first film concerns the identification of quake victims; the second revolves around the trial of civil rights advocate Tan Zuoren, who criticized the government for shoddy school construction.
This piquant take on urbanization and globalization focuses on two Chinese twenty-something transplants from the provinces who work at Beijing World Park, a theme park boasting scale replicas of some of the world’s most iconic buildings. From the director of Still Life.