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New York – Ai Weiwei’s Return to New York, at Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone and Lisson Gallery Through December 23rd, 2016

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Ai Weiwei Looking to Travel to Syria

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Opening Four Shows in New York This November

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Interviewed in New York Times

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Paris – Ai Weiwei at Max Hetzler Through October 8th, 2016

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Ai Weiwei to Wrap Palazzo Strossi in Rubber Life Boats

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Athens – Ai Weiwei at the Museum of Cycladic Art Through October 30th, 2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Banned from Yinchuan Biennale

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Installs Life Jacket Piece in Vienna’s Belvedere Palace Pool

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Featured on Nowness

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Signs with UTA for Syrian Refugee Documentary

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Speaks Out on Refugee Crisis

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Ai Weiwei to Return to United States

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Show in Greece to Focus Around Work with Syrian Refugees

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Installs 14,000 Lifejackets at Berlin’s Konzerthaus

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Planning New Work with Life Jackets from Greek Island

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Ai Weiwei Poses as Drowned Syrian Refugee in Show of Solidarity

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Ai Weiwei Protests Danish Refugee Laws with Withdrawal of Works from Country

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Opens Commissioned Exhibition in Paris’s Le Bon Marche

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

LEGO Reverses Bulk Order Policy in Wake of Ai Weiwei Protests

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Visits Refugees on Greek Island of Lesbos

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

London – Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Art Through December 13th, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Starts Tenure in Berlin

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship After Company Refuses Order

Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Paul Schimmel Leaves Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles

February 25th, 2017

Paul Schimmel, via LA TimesCurator Paul Schimmel has parted ways with Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles location after a sudden announcement late this week, the LA Times reports.  Schimmel, former chief curator at MoCA was a founding partner in the gallery’s Los Angeles location, which opened last year.  “Going forward, Hauser & Wirth will continue building upon its longstanding, passionate commitment to Los Angeles with expanded programs, including an increasingly robust campaign of public events and community outreach activities, and an ever more dynamic schedule of exhibitions that celebrate our artists, and connections between California and the international scene,” Iwan Wirth said in a statement.
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Boyle Heights Art Space Closes After Repeated Protests from Anti-Gentrification Activists

February 24th, 2017

The view from Mariachi PlazaThe LA Times reports on the closure of PSSST, a non-profit arts space in Boyle Heights that shuttered after repeated protests from local anti-gentrification activists.  While our closure might be applauded by some, it is not a victory for civil discourse and coalition building,” the gallery said in a statement.
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Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

February 24th, 2017

Francis Bacon triptych of George Dyer, via GuardianFrancis Bacon’s triptych portrait of his lover George Dyer is set to go to auction for the first time at Christie’s in New York this May, carrying an estimate of $50m.  “George Dyer is to Bacon what Dora Maar was to Picasso,” Loic Gouzer says of the artist’s longtime muse.  “He is arguably the most important model of the second half of the 20th century, because Dyer’s persona as well and physical traits acted as a catalyst for Bacon’s pictorial breakthroughs.”

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