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Ai Weiwei - Royal Academy - London
Ai Weiwei

28/09/15

Ai Weiwei - Royal Academy - London

Several years in the planning and informed significantly by the artist's parallel discipline of architecture, this ambitious show was designed remotely during Ai's lengthy "grounding" at the hands of the Chinese government. As his growing profile ensured that difficult works such as those focusing on the avoidable casualties in 2008's Sichuan earthquake would be noted globally, Ai endured incarceration and the confiscation of his passport. A fortuitous recent restoration of the artists papers has enabled his personal involvement in this current installation. The scale, both physical and conceptual, of Weiwei's activities is hugely impressive. Works range from playful quip to crushing testament and demonstrate a ferocious will to bear witness. Indeed, if there is a consistent theme here it is one of material as witness. Conceptual works have forever been lambasted as the final frontier of rarified first world indulgence. This show should recast even the most hardened cynic's scorn. These works of undeniable aesthetic presence and deftness of touch are invariably amplified by their rigorous conceptual underpinnings. Until the 13th of December.