Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey is opened at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul on 12 September 2017. Inspired by Turkey’s historic connections to China through the ‘Silk Road’, the exhibition, entitled ‘Ai Weiwei on Porcelain’, focuses on Ai Weiwei’s wide-ranging practice in the medium of porcelain.
The evolution of Ai Weiwei’s practice in porcelain is presented through the display of many of his iconic works in this material. Presenting a contemporary message through the language of traditional Chinese craft, Ai Weiwei’s art practice provides the viewer with a unique perspective on the paradoxes of our times. The exhibition features over 100 art works and span more than 40 years of Ai Weiwei’s practice. With its wide-ranging and extensive selection of porcelain artworks the exhibition offers visitors one of the most unique explorations into this singular artist’s work.