In conjunction with the BAM/PFA program Art for Human Rights, we present Alison Klayman's intimate portrait of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, introduced by art critic and Ai's friend Jeff Kelley. "Ai Weiwei is captivating on camera, and the film makes the case that there is really no separation between the artist and his work" (Globe and Mail). Visit the BAM/PFA Theater Gallery between October 31 and November 11 to view a sculpture by Ai Weiwei from our collection.
Alison Klayman (U.S./China, 2012). Introduced by Jeff Kelley. The director of this first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist gained unprecedented access to the artist, documenting his working method, political activism, personal life, and rise to stardom. “One of the most engagingly powerful movies of the year" (Boston Globe). (91 mins)