Heaven and Earth CN 2014, R: Ai Weiwei, 400 Min, OmeU
15 Min intermission at 13:45
Multiple Entrance Time on the 20th of Februar: 10:45; 12:00 and 15:30
Multiple Entrance Time on the 24th of Februar: 17:00; 18:15 and 21:30
Following Ai Weiwei’s secret 81-days detention and release on parole in 2011, the Beijing tax authorities charged Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., the design firm associated with Ai’s architecture practice, with tax evasion. Ai and the design firm denied the politically-motivated charges and appealed the case through the legal system. In 2012, Ai created Heaven and Earth, an almost 7-hour long Yu opera based on the court transcript and proceedings of the first trial against Fake Ltd. Yu opera is one of China’s most recognizable operatic traditions, originating in Henan province.