|AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai’s artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman’s detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.|
|Cast||Danqing Chen, Ying Gao, Changwei Gu, Tehching Hsieh, Huang Hung, Yanping Liu, Evan Osnos|
Jeneen Frei Njootli, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill,
Chandra Melting Tallow, Tania Willard
Emphasizing invisible labour and Indigenous-led economies, Coney Island Baby features a collaborative film project by Jeneen Frei Njootli, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Chandra Melting Tallow and Tania Willard, with cinematographers Amy Kazymerchyk and Aaron Leon. Filmed during a December excursion to BUSH gallery on the territory of the Secwépemc Nation—in the interior of British Columbia—Coney Island Baby follows the artists as they learn how to snare wild rabbits. As they work towards a vital skillset often performed by women in Indigenous communities, the film questions what shared forms of sustenance can propose alternatives to capitalism.
MKG127 is pleased to present Everything and Nothing, an exhibition of new work by Adam David Brown
Opening Saturday, October 20, 2-5 PM
In Everything and Nothing, Adam David Brown explores the concepts of time and place through emblematic structures such as lunar cycles, lines of latitude and core samples. Employing postage stamps, smoke drawings and lunar photography, Brown engages with how our beliefs and perceptions can be shaped by imaginary objects such as the equator- a perceptual line which, though represented as 0 degrees, encompasses everything yet functions as a zero, a non-space or merely a point of departure.
Adam David Brown is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Canada. His work is guided by the principle of “less is more”, and is frequently generated by his interest in science, language and ephemerality. He has exhibited his work in Canada, Europe, Central America and the United States. His work is held in numerous public, corporate and private collections in both Canada and the USA.
Museum of Contemporary Art
We invite you to come and play with us on Floor 1, which is always free to the public. Andreas Angelidakis’s DEMOS – A Reconstruction is an installation of 74 foam modules that visitors of all ages can move and rearrange. While soft and lightweight, the modules explore powerful ideas around both architectural and colonial legacies as well as our relationship with computer coding and future technologies.
Everyone is welcome to respond by creating a seat, a stage or even a monument. Each demo is then demolished to make way for the next DEMOS.
DEMOS – A Reconstruction is MOCA’s first Invitation Project, a series of site-responsive installations that straddle the disciplines of art, architecture and psychology to explore the formation of social space.
Create your own DEMOS
Liquor Store Theatre, included in the Whitney Biennial 2017, is a four-years-running, four-volume, twenty episode video series, forming a meditation on city life in a Detroit neighborhood. The series includes moving and still image works from 2014-2017, and may be continued at any time.
In Liquor Store Theatre, for four years, I staged and documented performances and discussions in the streets, sidewalks, and parking lots surrounding the eight liquor stores in the McDougall-Hunt zone, where I also lived.