Ai Wei Wei at Blenheim Palace




Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a beautiful place to visit. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the palace is a masterpiece of baroque architecture, whilst the Capability Brown parkland and formal gardens designed by Achille Duchene are worth a trip alone.

The palace is also home to an incredible collection of art and this is now being complemented by a new series of contemporary art exhibitions, organised by the newly launched Blenheim Art Foundation.

Set up by Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, the foundation will be exhibiting works by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists throughout the richly decorated rooms of the palace.

The first show is dedicated to the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. Spanning 30 years, the exhibition includes over 50 works, from early photography dating from the artist’s time spent in New York in the 1980s through to site specific works conceived in China especially for the palace.

Until 14 December 2014