Ai Weiwei History of Bombs
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth
Wednesday 19 August - Monday 24 May
Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, UK
free with ticket
Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei takes over the entire atrium of the Imperial War Museum with a study of the progression of bomb design and destructiveness.
The artist says:
‘History of Bombs is about the essential facts of our modern history, which have not been shown all in one space to the public. The work focuses on our human capacity for destruction; how we attempt to solve political, religious, and economic crises through the use of explosives, which is against any humanity and rationality. Today, we have many more bombs with unthinkably destructive power, capable of reducing civilization to dust and smoke.'