Apr 29th 2018

Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Famous for his work across multiple mediums (sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture), he is equally recognized as one of today’s most important activists—a role launched by his persecution at the hands of the Chinese government. Ai uses epically-proportioned works of art and endless selfies to call attention —in bold, graphic terms—to attacks on democracy, free speech, human rights abuses and more recently, the plight of refugees. Ai comes to Chicago (a “sanctuary city”) to discuss his work documenting the global refugee crisis as elucidated in his new book Humanity and award-winning documentary Human Flow. New York Review of Books editor Ian Buruma (author of A Tokyo Romance) joins Ai for what’s sure to be an unforgettable conversation about the vulnerability of humankind and the role of art in providing a voice and face for the voiceless.

Ticket purchase includes a copy of Humanity. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 605-8444.

This event will feature open captions to increase access to program content.

The annual Richard Gray Visual Art Series recognizes a significant gift from founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray. This program is presented in partnership with The New York Review of Books.

Members: $35
Public: $40
Students and Teachers: $20

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