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Ai Weiwei: Law of the Journey

Taipei Connections

Ocula Online Viewing Room

May 2 – 10, 2020

Law of the Journey æ—…行法則,2016

Law of the Journey 旅行法則,2016
Reinforced PVC 強化聚氯乙烯
380 x 1640 x 560 cm (149 1/2 x 645 1/2 x 220 1/2 in)

Ai Weiwei 艾未未, Odyssey 奥德赛

Ai Weiwei 艾未未

Odyssey 奥德赛


Wallpaper 墙纸

Approximately 168 sqm 约168平方米

Ai Weiwei 艾未未, Tyre

Ai Weiwei 艾未未



Marble 大理石

123 x 103 x 110 cm (48 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 43 1/4 in)

Ai Weiwei 艾未未, Hands without Bodies 无身之手

Ai Weiwei 艾未未

Hands without Bodies 无身之手


Marble 大理石

58 x 18 x 15 cm (23 x 7 x 6 in)

Ai Weiwei 艾未未, Forever (Stainless Steel Bicycles in Silvery, duo) 银色不锈钢自行车(双)

Ai Weiwei 艾未未

Forever (Stainless Steel Bicycles in Silvery, duo) 银色不锈钢自行车(双)


Stainless Steel 不锈钢

167.5 x 146.5 x 14.7 cm (66 x 57 5/8 x 6 in)

Chambers is pleased to present a focused selection of artworks by Ai Weiwei from our exhibition at Taipei Dangdai. One of the most important themes in Ai's work in the last decade has been his overwhelming concern with human rights and the refugee crisis recently described as 'the most pressing moral concern of our times: migration.'

Tyre, 2017, a marble replica of four truck-tire inner tubes that are often used as life-buoys by refugees whose vessels capsize, derives from Ai's time in Lesbos when he saw them as well as other personal items washed up on beaches.

In the public space at Taipei Dangdai, a rectangular space covered with Odyssey wallpaper(2015) provided an unforgettable background to Law of the Journey, an inflatable boat filled withfigures inspired by the boats used by refugees in dangerous sea journeys to reach Europe.

Alongside these works we present Forever (Stainless Steel Bicycles in Silvery, duo) 2013, an elegant study in arrested motion, and Hands Without Bodies, 2018, carved in white marble and first shown at the UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles.