Ai Weiwei On Porcelain

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey, between the dates 12 September 2017 and 28 January 2018

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Sakıp Sabancı Cad. No: 42, Emirgan

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday
Closed On Mondays

Phone 0090 212 277 2200

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey, between the dates 12 September 2017 and 28 January 2018. The exhibition will showcase an extensive selection from the artist’s oeuvre alongside new works. Focusing on Ai Weiwei’s wide-ranging production in the medium of porcelain, the exhibition will present a narrative informed by the artist’s life story and his approach to both the tradition of craftsmanship and art history.

Within the scope of the exhibition, each stage of Ai Weiwei’s prolific journey in porcelain will be presented with his iconic works. Transferring his contemporary message through the language of traditional Chinese craft, Ai Weiwei’s art practice provides the viewer with a perspective on the paradoxes of our time.

Through his interrogation of the concept of authenticity in the replicas he produces, Ai Weiwei’s works undermine the difference between the copy and the original. Accordingly, he adapts the logic of the Chinese and Greek pottery decoration and Egyptian wall painting to reflect on history and provide us with a comprehensive view of the contemporary world. With its wide-range and extensive selection of works in the medium of porcelain—the earliest work dates back four decades and the exhibition contains over 100 art works—this exhibition at the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum stands out as one of the most unique explorations into this singular artist’s practice.

Taksim: Get on the bus 40 Taksim – Sarıyer, 40T Taksim – İstinye Dereiçi, or 42T Taksim – Bahçeköy and get off at the Emirgan-Çınaraltı stop.

Atatürk Airport: You can use the Aksaray – Havaalanı metro line, then transfer on to the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline at Aksaray. Get off at the Kabataş stop and take the bus 22RE Kabataş – Reşitpaşa, 25E Kabataş – Sarıyer, or 22 Kabataş – İstinye Dereiçi. The stop you get off is called Emirgan – Çınaraltı.

Blue Mosque Area: Take the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline to get off at the Kabataş stop. From there take the bus 22E Kabataş – Reşitpaşa, 25E Kabataş – Sarıyer, or 22 Kabataş – İstinye Dereiçi and get off at the Emirgan-Çınaraltı stop.

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