Restored chapel Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition for celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Iron Tree, 2013, a six-metre high sculpture by artist Ai Weiwei at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Iron Tree, 2013, a six-metre high sculpture by artist Ai Weiwei at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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An exhibition by a celebrated Chinese artist, whose work made international headlines when it was shown at the Tate Modern in London, will open at Yorkshire Sculpture Park today.

The exhibiton by Ai Weiwei will open in the park’s newly refurbished 18th century chapel following a £500,000 restoration.

The project, the first by Ai Weiwei in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010, will be accompanied by poetry readings from the works of celebrated poet Ai Qing, Ai Weiwei’s father.

The artist’s outspoken stance against the Chinese government saw him put under house arrest in 2010, meaning he was unable to travel to the UK and had to concieve the exhibition remotely.

The exhibition runs until November 2.

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