Sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society are on display at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. U.S. artist Duane Hanson started creating the realistic figures in the late 1960s. Interaction between the artworks, uncannily lifelike, and gallery visitors remains part of the appeal. The London exhibit is the largest British show of […]
The show is being mounted in Ai’s absence, since he cannot travel outside China. For decades a critic of the Chinese government’s record on free speech and human rights, Ai has been banned from travel since his 81-day detention in China in 2011.