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.
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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"Today the whole world is still struggling for freedom,” says Ai Weiwei, world renowned artist preparing to fill Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this January. “In such a situation, only art
London. Helsinkey. Paris. Melbourne. Vienna. Florence. New York. And now Grand Rapids. In the course of about a year, these are the cultural centers around the world that have been lucky enough to