Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
September 28, 2018 – March 3, 2019
This exhibition is Ai’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles.
The exhibition starts with iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015) above and below
Ai Weiwei presents a new and extremely impressive installation “Life Cycle”, an assessment of the actual situation of immigration that summons allegories, mythologies, philosophies and all religions. images below
The boat of immigrants is made of bamboo. Despite the lightness of the material its gigantic size surrounded with high walls and creatures flying in the sky, encapsulates the viewer with it, giving a feeling of imprisonment. Indeed a very impressive piece.
Each creature is explained like below
Along the walls a more personal narrative of Ai Weiwei himself is mixed with creatures from his own nightmares and fears
Certainly very powerful and a do not miss exhibition!