press release

HAM will be exhibiting the works of one of the world’s most influential artists, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The works of art will be exhibited for the first time in Finland and two of the pieces will have their world premiere.

The Ai Weiwei @ Helsinki exhibition will fill the large galleries on the upper floor of HAM with installations, sculptures and photographs. Visitors can enjoy the works of art by the Chinese human rights activist from a purely visual perspective, but the background information will provide a completely new dimension to the works.

When Ai Weiwei speaks the world listens.

The pieces in the exhibition all have the material wood in common, but the content of the pieces covers the different stages of the artist’s life. Among others, Handcuffs, Grapes and Tree will be exhibited in Helsinki. Garbage Containers and the extensive White House are both new works in the exhibition.