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Copying in Chinese Art: Ai Weiwei and James Lally

Copying in Chinese Art: Ai Weiwei and James Lally, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Online talk, February 23, 12-1pm

In this virtual talk, artist Ai Weiwei, art dealer James Lally, and curator Hiromi Kinoshita discuss copying in Chinese art, raising questions about what we value in cultural artifacts. This discussion brings together topics from our current installation Authentic: Truth and Perception in Chinese Art and the exhibition Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt at Kettleā€™s Yard, University of Cambridge.

Ai Weiwei (born 1957, Beijing) lives and works in multiple locations, including Beijing, Berlin, Cambridge, and Lisbon. He is a world-renowned multimedia artist who also works in film, writing, and social media.

Hiromi Kinoshita is the Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Curator of Chinese Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

James J. Lally is the founder of J. J. Lally & Co., which through 2020 produced special exhibitions with scholarly catalogues of ancient Chinese ceramics, bronzes, sculpture and jades. Chinese works of art from J. J. Lally & Co. are now in the collections of many museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. James Lally is one of the founding members of Asia Week New York.

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