by Mareike Muller in New Events on Tuesday 18 June 2013

After being locked up for 81 days in a secret location in China two years ago and not being able to reveal his work, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei is back and this time he has gone big. Again. The Venice Art Biennale shows three large-scale works of the Chinese artist and activist: titled Bang, Straight and S.A.C.R.E.D. The works are a refurbishment of his days in detention, a kind of therapy or exorcism he had to do to get those endless days with nothing to do, sitting and waiting in a tiny room, out of his system.