Experience Ai Weiwei's blockbusting Royal Academy Show online

21 January 2016

Ai Weiwei 360 offers a chance to visit the critically acclaimed survey of the Chinese artist’s work following its successful run at the Royal Academy in London last year. The exhibition has been captured in stereoscopic 3D and consists of navigable imagery, video and audio channels. Expert commentary on the work is provided by the co-curators of the exhibition Adrian Locke and Tim Marlow, narration by news reader John Snow and a contribution from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Produced by the Royal Academy and The Space the show can be experienced on a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone or virtual reality headset. The tour allows users to navigate the show how they wish and learn more about the works and artist.

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts, said: “Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts was a landmark exhibition in every sense: 372,813 people visited during 86 days to experience an exhibition that was intensely powerful and moving. Its installation in the great Beaux-arts spaces of the RA will live long in the memory of all who saw it. And now, thanks to a collaboration with The Space, the experience of this exhibition will live on in this innovative project.”

Ai Weiwei 360 is available to view for free via the Royal Academy of Arts.


Photo: Dave Parry

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Owen Pritchard

Owen joined It’s Nice That as Editor in November of 2015 leading and overseeing all editorial content across online, print and the events programme, before leaving in early 2018.

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