The second film for The Hot Ticket strand for Sky Arts is an exploration of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.
Produced alongside the major 2015 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, this distinctive documentary features a comprehensive tour of the show and a richly imagined exploration of Ai Weiwei’s work and the contexts in which it has been created.
Included are performances by Jemma Redgrave and Dandan Liu of poems by Ai Weiwei’s father, Ai Qing. The commentators include exhibition curators Tim Marlow and Adrian Locke as well as Craig Clunas, Professor of Art History at the University of Oxford, economist Linda Yueh, and William Callahan, Professor of International Relations at the LSE.
Editor and graphics: Joseph Pierce
Directors: Aneil Karia, Todd MacDonald
Producers: John Wyver, Linda Zuck
An Illuminations production for Sky Arts, 2015