A porcelain-inspired peek into Ai Weiwei's practice
Ai Weiwei's first solo exhibition in Turkey presents a wide selection of works from this internationally famous Chinese artist.
The focal point of this special exhibition is on the artist’s study of porcelain.
Questions posed by Ai Weiwei's works: What does it mean to be an individual in our society today? Are we colorless, insignificant, and powerless unless we attempt to act together? From "Sunflower Seeds."
A close-up view of unpainted ceramic pieces from "Sunflower Seeds."
Ai Weiwei's works also have a social activism element to them. In this photography series, "Study on Perspective," the artist's middle finger is being pointed at various historical monuments around the world.
Visitors to the Sakıp Sabancı Museum can view Ai Weiwei's works in unique spaces, from the indoor gallery to the outdoor space overlooking the Bosphorus. From "Field," a scaffold structure made of porcelain.
Ai Weiwei's works, which deal with concepts of authenticity and the transformation of value systems throughout different cultural eras, challenge the viewers to reconsider their own understanding of artistic and historical values. From "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn."
Ai Weiwei's solo exhibition is on display at Sakıp Sabancı Museum from September 12, 2017 until March 11, 2018. Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays. Wednesdays free of charge from 10am-8pm. Tickets are 30 lira each, and 10 lira with a Müzekart.