8:20 - 9:20pm, Saturday 31st Oct

Outdoor Show

Ai Weiwei - Circa 20:20

Circa 20:20, a new work by Ai Weiwei, will break a new record on Saturday 31 October at 20:20 for the longest ever single piece of content to be shown on Piccadilly Lights in Piccadilly Circus, Europe’s largest screen.

Pausing the adverts for just over one hour, the film combines 30 parts from his month-long residency on Piccadilly Lights commissioned by CIRCA, an innovative new digital arts platform which commissions some of the world’s leading artists to create new work in response to the world, circa 2020.

Ai Weiwei said: “Circa 20:20 at Piccadilly Circus in London is an opportunity for me to produce a public, visual presentation related to my past. The clips form a 60-minute long program, an episodic, visual narrative consisting of images, videos, sound, and poetry relating to my art and social and political activism.”

Providing the public with a safe alternative to experiencing culture outdoors, CIRCA encourages those attending this evening’s presentation to wear a face mask and bring their headphones to enable a full audio/visual experience via the website.


Piccadilly West End, London W1J 9HP