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Ai Weiwei Exhibit: Skirball Cultural Center 1:00 Time Slot

We are excited to announce our first in-person event post-Covid!*
We will be visiting the Ai Weiwei: Trace  exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

 *This trip is subject to Temple and Village rules.
*** If there are not enough people for this time slot, we may need to readjust registration times. ***

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The Ai Weiwei Trace exhibit presents a moving depiction of courage in the face of authoritarianism.  Created in 2014, when the famed artist was under house arrest, it portrays activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech around the world. To Ai Weiwei, the portraits pay tribute to "heroes of our time," many of then ordinary citizens who stood up against injustice in their communities. On view at the Skirball Cultural Center are 83 of the work's original 176 portraits, each one hand-assembled from thousands of Lego bricks.

About Ai Weiwei:
Ai Weiwei, born in 1957, is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. He grew up in the far northwest of China, where he lived under harsh conditions due to his father's exile. As an activist, he has been openly critical of the Chinese government's stance on democracy and human rights.

Ai Weiwei has emerged as a vital instigator in Chinese cultural development, an architect of Chinese modernism, and one of the nation's most vocal political commentators. Ai Weiwei encapsulates political conviction and personal poetry in his many sculptures, photographs and public works. In doing this, he makes use of Chinese art forms to represent Chinese political and social issues.

After being allowed to leave China in 2015, he has lived in Berlin, Cambridge, UK, and most recently in Portugal.

Time Slots:
As our first in-person ChaiVillageLA since "social isolation" we are offering two time slots, 12:30 and 1:00 pm, with 15 people allowed into the exhibit for each time slot. The tour will be self-guided.

Please click Register Now only for the 1:00 slot.
Go to the event with the 12:30 time slot to register for that time.

Optional Outdoor Lunch:
Those of us who wish to eat lunch together before or after the exhibit can purchase lunch at Judy's Counter at the north end of the Taper Courtyard and eat outside.

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Skirball Cultural Center - Meet in Lobby
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90049

Additional Info:
Nikki McCurry
310-871-2721 (p)
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