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.
Ai Weiwei Documentaries
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.
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
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