Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle - Marciano Art Foundation (Sept. 28, 2018 - March 3, 2019)
Marciano Art Foundation stages its third installation in the Theater Gallery, a piece by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is Ai’s first in a major institution in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also include his iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015).
"Zodiac" - Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Hollywood (Sept. 29, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019)
The highly anticipated Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Hollywood will open September 29 with an Ai Weiwei survey show which will include a reprise of an installation of 6,000 wooden stools (Stools, 2013) representing hundreds of years of Chinese history. Also on view are new depictions of the Chinese zodiac built out of Legos and works inspired by the cats who inhabit Ai’s studio.
“Cao/Humanity” - UTA Artist Space (Oct. 4 - Dec. 1, 2018)
Not just an artist, Ai Weiwei is also the architect of the Beijing National Stadium (aka "the Bird's Nest"), which was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The new UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills is also one of his buildings, which opened here in July 2018. He will show a series of marble pieces in the public space.