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Ai Weiwei’s Studio Demolished by Chinese Authorities

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Ai Weiwei’s Sydney Project Profiled in Art Newspaper

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Ai Weiwei Blocked from Boarding Plane to Sao Paolo

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Opens Major Project in New York

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Fence Project Faces Opposition in Washington Square Park

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Interviewed in Variety as ‘Human Flow’ Prepares for Venice Premiere

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Ai Weiwei and Public Art Fund Launch Kickstarter for Upcoming Project

Friday, August 25th, 2017

New York — Ai Weiwei, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron: “Hansel & Gretel” at The Park Armory Through August 6th, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Calls for Release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo by Chinese Authorities

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Interviewed in New Yorker Podcast

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Ai Weiwei to Debut Lego Works at Hirshhorn Next Month

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Ai Weiwei to Install Massive Fence Sculptures for New Public Art Fund Commission this Fall in NYC

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Ai Weiwei Unveiling Massive New Installation in Prague

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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
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Peter Paul Rubens Work to Return to Antwerp for Research and Exhibition

August 15th, 2018

Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the Innocents, via Art NewspaperPeter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents will travel to the Rubenshuis museum in Antwerp this fall from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Newspaper reports.  The painting, last sold in 2002 for £49.5 million, will be a part of research projects during its loan. “We can imagine with disbelief that he painted as much as he did within that relatively small space over a relatively short period of time… He establishes what is arguably the most productive artistic studio of all time to date in that space,” says Sasha Suda, the AGO’s curator of European art.
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Münster Draws Closer to Purchasing Nicole Eisenman Sculpture

August 15th, 2018

Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain (2017). Photo: Henning RoggeNicole Eisenman and Anton Kern, have agreed to significantly reduce the price for the fountain sculpture requested by the City of Münster, putting the city’s fundraising efforts much closer to completion. “We wanted the bulk of the funding to come from Münster citizens,” says dealer Maria Galen, who has led the push for the sculpture. “But we have also applied to some foundations, and we don’t yet know what we will get. We are very confident.”
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Artist Withdraws Work from Anton Kern Show Following Criticism

August 15th, 2018

Ajay Kurian, via Art NewspaperArtist Jamie Isenstein has withdrawn her work from a summer group exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery following criticism of what some deem inadequate critique of racist subject matter.  The show, which aimed to address Peter Sellers’s film The Party (in which the lead actor wears brown face), drew criticism from artists Ajay Kurian and Vijay Masharani for failing to fully address the racist framework of the film.  “I realized that if I expect the show to address racism, I also have to address it. I should have thought longer about my assumption that other artists would do it for me,” Isenstein said.
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