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Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. See it before it closes on June 9!
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The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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2 pm: Tour with Chief Curator Sequoia Miller*
6 pm: Tour with Chief Curator Sequoia Miller*
Gardiner Friends are invited to join us for an exclusive preview of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken before it opens to the public. Drop by anytime between 10 am – 8 pm to see the highly anticipated exhibition, featuring some of the artist’s most renowned works, along with brand new Lego zodiac installation. Tours of the exhibition will be led by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller at 2 pm and 6 pm. Light refreshments will be available during the day, with a cash bar open during the evening.
*No registration is necessary.
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About the exhibition
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, as well as one of China’s most formidable critics. Known for smashing conventions—and ceramics—with iconic works like Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, he upends the cultural traditions and materials of his native China.
This highly-anticipated and timely exhibition explores the breaking of boundaries, both physical and symbolic, and considers how the artist’s ceramic works form a basis for his ongoing exploration of urgent social justice themes, including immigration, freedom of speech, and the repression of dissent. Learn more
PHIL LIND & ELLEN ROLAND
THE ROONEY FAMILY FOUNDATION
ELEANOR & FRANCIS SHEN
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7