Published on September 12th, 2017 |
by Ozlem Avcioglu
Ai Weiwei On Porcelain, SSM Istanbul, 12 September 2017-28 January 2018
Sakıp Sabancı Museum is hosting Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey. Within the scope of the exhibition, each stage of Ai Weiwei’s prolific journey in porcelain is presented with his iconic works. Transferring his contemporary message through the language of traditional Chinese craft, Ai Weiwei’s art practice provides the viewer with a perspective on the paradoxes of our time. The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of Ai Weiwei’s art practice through a structure built through recurrent themes in his works. Dealing with the concepts of authenticity, the transformation of the value systems throughout different eras and cultural history, Ai Weiwei’s works call the viewers’ understanding of cultural, artistic and historical values into question.
About the Author
Ozlem Avcioglu Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.