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Exhibitions

David Hockney new self portrait

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Sat 12 February - Sun 19 June

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects. The exhibition will explore notions of truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and the current geopolitical crisis. Ai Weiwei will reflect upon the liberty in the West, in contrast to China and other authoritarian regimes, to question truth and authority, express doubt and seek transparency in political matters. However, in relation to art appreciation, the Chinese have a long tradition of a more fluid and less fixed view in relation to authenticity than is the case in the West, often valuing the act of copying.

The exhibition in the galleries is a single installation with 13 artworks by Ai Weiwei exhibited alongside 14 antiquities which the artist bought at an auction in Cambridge in 2020. This will be the first time the artist has juxtaposed historic Chinese objects with his own works. Some of the auction pieces acquired by the artist are thought to date from the Northern Wei (386 – 534 CE) and Tang (618 – 907 CE) dynasties, while others have been identified as counterfeits, later copies of original works. A number of recent films made by the artist will also be screened on each day of the exhibition’s run – Coronation (2020), Cockroach (2020) and Human Flow (2017) – while two Fairytale Chairs (2007) will be placed in the Kettle’s Yard House for visitors to use.

FREE, come along

Cost: FREE

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

www.kettlesyard.co.uk/aiweiwei

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Timing

In person

11:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday every week from Saturday 12 February until Sunday 19 June

All times

Sat 12 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 11 March 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 1 April 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 29 April 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 April 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 20 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
TodaySat 21 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 27 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 May 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 14 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 June 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
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Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 748100
Fax: +44 1223 324377
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