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Exhibition May 19 − September 1, 2019

Ai Weiwei

“All this is art. All this is politics ”- these words embody the basic principle of the approach to the work of the world famous contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. This motto is also one of the biggest leitmotifs to date.Exhibitions in Europe, which is represented simultaneously in K20 and K21 - two buildings of the Art Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Large-scale works created over the past four decades turn museum halls into complete installations. The close intertwining of political influence with artistic activity in the work of this important artist makes it possible to feel the contradictions of today.

In the large exhibition halls of the K20 - for the first time together in one exhibition and in completed forms - two key works are presented: “Direct” (2008 - 2012) and “Sunflower Seeds” (2010).