Tag: Ai WeiWei

Explorations into Plurality

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On September 28th, NYU Florence students congregated in front of the Odeon Cinema, abuzz in the air, each of us awaiting the reveal of the Ai Weiwei.Libero exhibit. Before our exclusive tours, we sat down with NYU Art and Public Policy professors Pato Hebert and Hentyle Yapp and art curator Arturo Galansino to discuss the larger implications of Ai weiwei’s work as an art activist. Hentyle Yapp, introduced by Ellyn Toscano–founder of La Pietra Dialogues, spoke succinctly on Ai Weiwei’s previous art works in relation to Chinese history and their respective political motivations. A premier example explained by Hentyle Yapp is Ai Weiwei’s use of repetition.

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