8:20 - 8:22pm, Thursday 1st Oct
Ai Weiwei - New York Days [Start of month long residency]
Premiere of a new work by Ai Weiwei on Thursday 1 October at 20:20 Piccadilly Lights in Piccadilly Circus, Europe’s largest screen.
New York Days, a new work by Ai Weiwei, is the first episode in the artist’s daily, month-long, 30-part residency on Piccadilly Lights, commissioned by CIRCA, an innovative new arts platform which commissions new work by the world’s leading artists.
The month long programme explores Ai’s career from the seventies through to the present pandemic. The first episode, New York Days explores Ai Weiwei’s formative experiences living in the great American metropolis: his work, the civil rights movement, the Downtown scene and his friendship with cultural icons Andy Warhol and Alan Ginsberg.
Piccadilly West End, London W1J 9HP