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Ai Weiwei Show Starts in June at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric:

Just announced, an exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei, opening at MuCEM on June 20th in Marseille.

Having seen his show at the Royal Academy in London last year, I expect it will be stimulating and baffling…but unmissable.  According to MuCEM, they will be adding objects from their permanent collection to invite visitors ‘to question the opposing concepts of Orient and Occident,

…Continue reading here for details on this show that will run from June 20 through November 12, 2018.

You can see a permanent installation by Ai Weiwei at Chateau la Coste (photo below) just outside of Aix-en-Provence called the Ruyi Path.  According to Aixcentric, the stones for the pathway were salvaged from the docks in Marseille. This is an interesting detail as the docks, the site of MuCEM today, is the same place where his father, Chinese poet Ai Qing, disembarked from a ship in 1929.

Ai Weiwei Ryui Path Chateau La Coste Provence

This international artist transforms everyday objects (like the stones above) to create provocative artwork that makes you think. His creative inspiration comes from famous contemporary artists including Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. This promises to be quite a show at MuCEM.

Via:: Aixcentric

      

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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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