‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ to Open in London in October
September 23, 2011
Art Lyst recently announced the October opening of "Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn" at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, England.
The best works in the exhibition are those in which Ai takes archaic Chinese vessels and treats them as readymades. These include paint-dipped pots, pulverized urns in a jar, a pot with a superimposed Coca Cola logo, and a photograph of the artist casually letting a Han dynasty urn smash on the ground.
Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn has been organized by Arcadia University Art Gallery and supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. It is curated by Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art Galley, and Gregg Moore, Associate Professor of Art.