Disturbing the Peace by Ai Weiwei
Ai documents the horrendous experience of the witnesses for the trial of the civil rights advocate Tan Zuoren, who investigated government corruption after school buildings collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, killing thousands of students. Tan was charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to five years in prison. During the trial, witnesses, including Ai himself, were harassed and detained by the police. (2009, Dir. Ai, 78 min.)
Writer and critic Danielle Shang will moderate a post-screening discussion with independent curator Jeff Kelley and Los Angeles Times arts writer David Ng.
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
Tuesday, September 25 | 11:00AM-8:00PM
Disturbing the Peace
Tuesday, September 25 | 7:30PM
Beijing The Second Ring & The Third Ring
Wednesday, September 26 | 11:00AM-8:00PM
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.