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New exhibition by Ai Weiwei opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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A new exhibition has opened in a refurbished 18th century chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The exhibition by Ai Weiwei is in the park’s chapel, which has recently undergone a £500,000 restoration, until November 2.

Iron Tree, a majestic six-metre high sculpture is presented in the courtyard, while the installation Fairytale-1001 Chairs is inside the chapel with three other works - a porcelain called Ruyi; a marble sculpture named Lantern, which is making its premiere in the UK, and Map of China, 2009.

Ai is know for drawing attention to human rights abuses. Unable to travel due to imposed passport restrictions, he has developed the project with YSP, as a consideration of the individual within societies and histories.

 

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