The Contemporary Austin presents Ai Weiwei Sculptures:Forever Bicycles and Iron Tree Trunk opening reception
The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy will present a two-part outdoor exhibition of large-scale installations by Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei, as part of The Contemporary Austin's partnership with Waller Creek Conservancy and its Museum Without Walls program. The works include the striking installation Forever Bicycles, 2014, installed by The Contemporary Austin at the Waller Delta, and Iron Tree Trunk, 2015, on view at The Contemporary Austin's Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. Both works will remain on view as long-term loans.
Forever Bicycles and Iron Tree Trunk introduce Austin audiences to some of Ai Weiwei's most enduring themes. Exuding a combination of imposing beauty and subtle humor, both Forever Bicycles and Iron Tree Trunk appear site-specific to their unique settings while simultaneously referencing their past iterations and the culture of the artist's native China.
The public opening for both works by Ai Weiwei will be celebrated with free family-friendly art activities and refreshments.