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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry


Thu, Apr 26 6:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Thu, Apr 26 9:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Sat, Apr 28 4:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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91 minutes | USA China  | (Subtitled) English Mandarin  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG

China’s most famous international artist, Ai WeiWei, is shown with unprecedented access in this Sundance special jury prize-winning portrait. Artistic consultant for the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics and named the most powerful contemporary artist by ArtReview magazine, Ai gained worldwide attention after his arrest and two-month detention by Chinese authorities last year. Amid growing concerns for his safety and facing a constant battle with the government, including the bulldozing of his studio, physical attack and his blog being taken offline, he continues to express his feelings towards strict Chinese censorship through his art and social media. Blurring the boundaries between activism and art, Ai has gained international acclaim and a devout following. Through art, politics and humour, Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry takes us into the artist’s world to reveal a man of unrelenting spirit and defiance who inspires millions across the globe. Charlotte Cook

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is presented in conjunction with a selection of photographs from Ai Weiwei’s series “Study in Perspective,” presented in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The exhibition opens at the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC) on April 28, 2012, as part of a group exhibition organized by CONTACT, UTAC and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

University of Toronto Art Centre Apr 28 – Jun 30 Opening April 28, 6 – 8pm Tue – Fri 12 – 5pm, Sat 12 – 4pm 15 King’s College Circle 416.978.1838

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Alison Klayman

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Adam Schlesinger

Executive Producer(s)
Karl Katz
Andrew Cohen
Julie Goldman

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Jen Fineran

Ilan Isakov

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