Art / Design, England

Ai Weiwei – Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

On route to meet friends on the southbank for a reunion of sorts (9 years since graduation…urgh) I walked through the courtyard at Somerset House to see Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition. He has created 12 masssive bronze heads representing the 12 signs of the zodiac and they are pretty impressive to say the very least. He also has an exhibiton at the Lisson Gallery which I will be eager to see as it showcases one of my favourite works of his where he dipped antique vases into industrial, brightly coloured paints.

The talk of the art-world right now is that no-one has seen or heard from Ai Weiwei since being arrested by the Chinese authorities over a month ago. As a result of these disturbing events, these exhibitions are building in significance so please visit the shows and sign the petitions. And lets all keep everything crossed for his safe release…

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