Join in the conversation with artist Ai Weiwei and Brooklyn Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), CYFEST-3 (2009) participant.
9 a.m. Eastern / 6 a.m. Pacific
In this talk
Renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world, from architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai Weiwei uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Recent exhibitions include: Ai Weiwei: Resetting Memories at MARCO in Monterrey, Ai Weiwei: Bare Life at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum in St. Louis, Ai Weiwei at the K20/K21 in Dusseldorf, and Good Fences Make Good Neighbors with the Public Art Fund in New York City.
Ai was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides and works in Berlin. Ai is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation.
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky
Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) makes work that immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae. He is an Editor-at-Large of the Brooklyn Rail.