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Ai Weiwei
Chinese 1957–
Past program

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles and Chandeliers

NGV International

Free entry

Forever Bicycles 2015 is a major new installation designed specifically for the NGV, and composed from over 1500 bicycles, which for Ai, symbolise the freedom to move.

Standing by the NGV Waterwall is Chandelier with Restored Han Dynasty Lamps for the Emperor 2, a five-metre tall chandelier of crystal and light. Another luxury, the chandelier is a symbol of extravagance for Ai, who grew up in exile without lights or candles during China’s Cultural Revolution.

Finish your week with a lunchtime talk by NGV curators and learn more about these monumental works in NGV’s Federation Court.

Fri 18 Dec, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 8 Jan, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 15 Jan, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Simon Maidment, Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 22 Jan, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 29 Jan, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 5 Feb, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 12 Feb, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 19 Feb, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 26 Feb, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 4 Mar, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary A

Fri 18 Mar, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 8 Apr, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 15 Apr, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

Fri 22 Apr, 12pm (Past)

Speaker Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art

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