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    Ai Weiwei

    Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

    January 27 - August 20, 2017

    Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is among the most inspiring and influential cultural figures in the world today. His art exhibitions have recently shattered attendance records in London, Paris, Helsinki and San Francisco. At the same time, his voice has become prominent in the worldwide struggle for human rights.

    Artist Ai Weiwei
    Ai Weiwei

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is hosting a landmark exhibition of Weiwei’s work from January 27-August 20, 2017. Several iconic works from across the artist’s repertoire, as well as new work specific to Meijer Gardens, will be featured. This is Weiwei’s first show at a botanic garden, where he can convey his ideas through a dialogue with nature and natural elements. It’s also his first show in the Upper Midwest, so it’s a great privilege for Grand Rapids residents and visitors!

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