The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has announced an exhibition featuring the works of Andy Warhol alongside that of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei in June of next year.
Most details are still “up in the air,” says Jessica Warchall of the museum, so the works which will be shown and even the title of the museum are still undecided. However, both the artists’ body of work and personal histories indicate that the collaboration will be successful.
Recently, Weiwei’s passport was taken by Chinese authorities, trapping him within Chinese borders. He has been communicating (and even executing projects) through Skype. He is currently working on an art piece that involves Legos and Alcatraz, and plans to direct a film in Berlin over Skype.
It seems that Weiwei’s avant-garde art will complement Warhol’s perfectly. We’ll know for sure in June 2016.