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Ai 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.

01/10/2020 - 31/10/2020

at Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 9HP. Price - FREE.

Looking for free public art?


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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Want to mark the momentous occasion?


Celebrate in style with Weiwei’s exclusive print. Only available in October 2020, get yours whilst you can for £100.

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Funds raised go directly to a range of charities supporting the UK cultural sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

So, what are you waiting for?

Rediscover the heart of London’s entertainment epicentre with this awesome installation.

*Ai Weiwei will be followed in November by a programme curated by Director of The Showroom, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and in December with new work by British artist Eddie Peake.

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