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What's OnAi Weiwei CIRCA 2020

Immerse yourself in art as Europe’s largest billboard pauses its usual adverts for two minutes every evening at precisely 20:20 GMT, throughout October.
  • Dates 01/10/2020 - 01/10/2020
  • Location Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 9HP
  • Price FREE
Don’t miss the CIRCA takeover of the Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus.A new art platform called CIRCA is giving the advertising space over to a different artist every month. International art superstar Ai Weiwei is kicking off the launch, before the space is handed over to another artist at the end of the month.Ai Weiwei’s project, reflects on this moment in time with a new 60-minute film that “begins from the year he was born through to the current unceasing pandemic threatening the human condition globally. Unfolding in two-minute sections, Weiwei says that CIRCA "offers a very important platform for artists to exercise their practice and to reach out to a greater public".Being live-streamed from CIRCA.ART, on-lookers can connect their headphones to the digital screen, while the artist uploads additional content, for the ultimate full audio-visual sensation.

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