Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses in front of his glass sculpture La Commedia Umana at the San Giorgio deconsecrated church in Venice, Italy on Friday. Photo: AP
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses in front of his glass sculpture La Commedia Umana at the San Giorgio deconsecrated church in Venice, Italy on Friday. Photo: AP
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Ai Weiwei, in Venice, warns against hubris in ‘troublesome times’ with first glass sculpture

  • The sculpture, on display at the deconsecrated church of San Giorgio Maggiore, is titled ‘Memento Mori’ – Latin for Remember You Must Die
  • ‘We are talking about immigrants, about deaths, about the war, about many, many issues,’ said the Chinese dissident and artist

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses in front of his glass sculpture La Commedia Umana at the San Giorgio deconsecrated church in Venice, Italy on Friday. Photo: AP
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses in front of his glass sculpture La Commedia Umana at the San Giorgio deconsecrated church in Venice, Italy on Friday. Photo: AP
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