Q&A with Ai Weiwei

September 26, 2019
5:30 pm
560 Music Center

Free; tickets required


Due to an overwhelming response to this event, the venue has been changed to the 560 Music Center (560 Trinity Avenue).

Free and open to the public; tickets required (limit 2). The live event is sold out, but will be livestreamed for remote viewing in Edison Theatre and in Steinberg Auditorium.

Tickets to Remote Viewing

Tickets to the remote viewing may be obtained online, by calling Edison Theatre at 314.935.6543, or at their campus box office.


Join us for this fall's Bunny and Charles Burson Visiting Artist Lecture, a Q&A with the renowned Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei, in conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, will host a conversation on the artist’s wide-ranging practice, including his concern for human rights and the global condition of humanity and his profound engagement with Chinese culture past and present, especially the radical shifts that have characterized China in the new millennium.

Image credit

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. 1957), Illumination, 2009. Lambda print mounted on aluminum, 49 5/8 x 66 1/8" (126 x 168 cm). Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio.