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AO On Site – Venice, Ai Weiwei dual exhibition: “S.A.C.R.E.D.” at The Church of Saint Antonin and “Straight” at Zuecca Project Space on the island of Giudecca

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

San Francisco – Ai Weiwei: “Large” at Alcatraz Island Through April 26th, 2015

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ai Weiwei Prepares Trio of International Shows for Summer

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Ai Weiwei Discusses His 2011 Imprisonment, Teaching Art to his Captors

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Ai Weiwei’s Diorama Project Prepares to Open in Venice

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

AO Preview – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, June 1st-November 24th, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Sotheby’s to Reset Modigliani Auction Record with Massive $150 Million Estimate this May

April 24th, 2018

Modigliani, via Art NewsSotheby’s will set a new world auction record with Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) at this month’s Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York, with an estimate of more than $150 million. The figure is the highest estimate ever placed on a work of art, and has already been confirmed as a record breaker. “This painting reimagines the nude for the modern era,” says Simon Shaw, the co-head worldwide of Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art department.
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NYT Spotlights Museums’ Efforts to Highlight Latinx Artists

April 24th, 2018

Clarissa Tossin, via NYTA piece in the New York Times this week notes the increased focus by museums towards Latinx artists.  “We’re at a really important point in history where plural curatorial voices can show not just a survey,” says Marcela Guerrero, who was recently hired as the Whitney’s first curator specializing in Latinx artists. “We can now go deeper and start unpacking what Latino art really is.”
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Anicka Yi Interviewed in Frieze

April 24th, 2018

Anicka Yi, via FriezeAnicka Yi is interviewed in Frieze this week, discussing her practice and what she sees as the next steps for women in the arts. “In general, I learned fairly early on that cisgender, straight-identifying females tend to not help other women,” she says of her early experience in the arts. “It’s not even a conscious malicious act, in most instances. It’s a deep conditioning that somehow distancing yourself from the perceived ‘weaker pack’, with all its attendant baggage, might advance your uniqueness as an individual, making you less prone to be judged as a ‘vulnerable woman’.”
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