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Wed, Nov 10, 2021
Ai Weiwei
Talks | Literary

In conversation with Debbie Millman
Co-presented by BAM, Greenlight Bookstore, and PEN America

Part of Fall 2021
“One of the most important artists working in the world today”
—Financial Times

World-renowned artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei comes to BAM for the launch of his highly anticipated memoir, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. He is joined by Debbie Millman, an author, educator, curator, and host of the podcast Design Matters. While being held by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai Weiwei decided to write a memoir about his extraordinary life and the legacy of his father Ai Qing, once the nation’s most celebrated poet. At once ambitious and intimate, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows serves as a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Tue, Nov 2 at 7:30pm

Fri Oct 01
BAM Members & Patrons
Wed Oct 06
General Public
Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Tue, Nov 2 at 7:30pm

ALL TICKETS:  $30 event only; $45 with signed copy of 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

The safety of our audiences, staff, and artistic community is our top priority. All guests must show proof of vaccination and masks must be worn at all times. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.


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Wednesday November 10, 2021
Performances no longer available.

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Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most important living artists. Born in 1957, his sculptures and installations invite audiences to examine society at a deeper level. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Award; the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International; and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation. He lives in Cambridge, UK.
Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman
Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters.