Everything is art. Everything is politics.
Ai Weiwei is one of the most interesting personalities of our age. Not only is he a stimulating artist and provocateur, but also a chronicler of our times and a critic of regimes, one whose messages shake people up and provide constant inspiration to ponder over.
On this evening he will receive the Frank Schirrmacher Prize 2019 in Zurich.
The laudation will be given by former federal councillor, Micheline Calmy-Rey. The event will be rounded off with a round-table discussion between Ai Weiwei, Micheline Calmy-Rey and Uli Sigg.
Lecture and talk in English
Ai Weiwei, born in 1957, is a Chinese concept artist, sculptor, contemporary chronicler and curator. He deals with diverse forms of artistic expression, including images, books, films, houses, installations, photography and sculpture.