Lisson Gallery and ArtReview Live present 'In defence of the Demos'

An evening of talks, films and performances staged on Ai Weiwei’s work, Fondation

As part of Ai Weiwei's exhibition Fondation at Lisson Gallery, Lisson Gallery and ArtReview Live presented an evening of rapid-fire talks, films and performances staged on the exhibition's title work – a platform made from the ruins of ancient columns.

In the open spirit of the Roman forum or Greek agora, a number of speakers discussed borders, identity and people’s role in politics. This event was livestreamed on the night of 8 December, and this is the resulting video recording.

Speakers in order of appearance:

Sue Clayton, film director, writer and composer, I am Human – Precarious Journeys

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK

Jeremy Hutchison, artist

Fatos Üstek, curator

Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship

Nigel Rolfe, artist

Michaela Crimmin, Culture+Conflict

Legacy Russell, writer and curator

Sam Jacob, architect

Keep it Complex, activist group

Oliver Chanarin, artist

Richard Wentworth, artist

Sue Clayton, film director, writer and composer, I am Human – Precarious Journeys