'Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei'
11 December 2015
'Andy Warhol | AiWeiwei' at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia explores the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern and contemporary life. Surveying the scope of both artists' careers, the exhibition focuses on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists’ practices.
Featuring more than 300 works, the exhibition includes a suite of major new commissions from Ai Weiwei, including an installation from the Forever Bicycles series, composed from almost 1500 bicycles; a major five-metre-tall work from Ai’s Chandelier series of crystal and light;Blossom 2015, a spectacular installation in the form of a large bed of thousands of delicate, intricately designed white porcelain flowers; and a room-scale installation featuring portraits of Australian advocates for human rights and freedom of speech and information.
'Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei' runs from 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei/
Photograph: John Gollings