ExpiredAi Weiwei Drifting

  • Ai Weiwei Drifting
    October 12, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ai Weiwei Drifting

World Premiere


Run time: 56 MIN
Ai Weiwei Drifting 
A solitary dinghy drifting in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Its single occupant is Ai Weiwei, who does not know how to swim. Is this performance art or an expression of solidarity?
Ai Weiwei travelled to more than twenty countries – including Greece and Gaza – to make a documentary called ‘Human Flow’ about the global refugee crisis. He has created installations, memorials, out of the boats, life jackets and clothes left behind by people displaced from their homes – and brings their plight home to us.

Ai Weiwei – a volatile post-modern Renaissance man, an unrelenting critic, or one of the most talented artists of our time? Years spent under surveillance in China, behind bars or under house arrest have left their mark. Since 2015, he has been living in Berlin where he is Einstein Guest Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Flight and exile have been constant themes in his life since he was a child. A DW film crew spent over a year accompanying Ai Weiwei to key locations of the migrant crisis in various parts of the world. The resulting documentary provides insight into Ai Weiwei’s approach to art and creativity and also shines light on his private life, capturing rare moments that usually go unrecorded. 

Web page: dw.com/aiweiwei
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