Niru Ratnam

Ai Weiwei

His attitude to the Chinese authorities may be admirable — but his work isn’t up to much

In September, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of works by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This follows his installation of porcelain sunflower seeds in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, a solo show at Blenheim Palace and two solo exhibitions at the Lisson Gallery (which represents him).

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