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Ai Weiwei Creates Face Masks to Benefit COVID-19 Charities

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Ai Weiwei Discusses Move to UK in Guardian Piece

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Ai Weiwei Joins Board at Public Art Fund

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Ai Weiwei Writes on Hong Kong in Art Newspaper

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Citing Intolerance, Ai Weiwei is Leaving Berlin

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Ai Weiwei Sends Team of Researchers to Art Newspaper

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Ai Weiwei Part of “Berlin, I Love You” Pulled from Final Cut

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Ai Weiwei Profiled in The Guardian

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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