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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. (Dir. Klayman. Run time 91 min)


Writer and art critic Danielle Shang will moderate a post-screening discussion with Christina Yu Yu, Ph.D. Assistant Curator, Chinese and Korean Art, LACMA and Hung Liu, Professor of Art, Mills College.

The Hammer presents three days of documentaries about and by China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic—Ai Weiwei. Ai’s detainment for three months in a secret detention center sparked a global outcry from human rights activists and the art world. 

Never Sorry
Monday, September 24 | 7:30PM

Chang’an Boulevard
by Ai Weiwei
Tuesday, September 25 | 11:00AM-8:00PM

Disturbing the Peace by Ai Weiwei
Tuesday, September 25 | 7:30PM

Beijing The Second Ring & The Third Ring by Ai Weiwei
Wednesday, September 26 | 11:00AM-8:00PM

One Recluse by Ai Weiwei
Wednesday, September 26 | 7:30PM

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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