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Ai Weiwei: Baby Formula

Ayala Museum, in partnership with Galerie Michael Janssen in Singapore, presents the installation ‘Baby Formula’ by the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on its Third Floor Multi-purpose Hall from February 19 to March 16, 2014.

Known for his politically charged art installations and vocal criticisms against the Chinese government, Ai Weiwei produced Baby Formula as a reaction to the issue of children’s milk safety in China. Ai was also commenting on the restrictive trade policies implemented between the mainland and Hong Kong following the melamine-tainted milk scandal in 2008.

Baby Formula will be the artist’s first solo show in the Philippines. It consists of 1,815 tin cans of seven popular baby formula brands in the shape of the map of China. Panels showing images and text designs made out of visuals on baby formula cans and the artist’s blog writings accompany the installation.

Prior to its Manila exhibition, Baby Formula first opened at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre in Hong Kong last May 2013. It traveled soon after to Galerie Michael Janssen in Singapore in August.

Ayala Museum presents Baby Formula in conjunction with the much-anticipated Art Fair Philippines 2014, the premier platform for artists and the country’s foremost galleries to showcase the best in modern and contemporary visual art.

For inquiries on the exhibition, contact (632) 759 8288 or email hello@ayalamuseum.org.

 

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