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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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Picasso Descendents Prepare NFT Auction of Artist’s Ceramics

January 27th, 2022

Pablo Picasso’s grandaughter Marina Picasso, and her son, Florian, are preparing to release a series of NFTs of the artist’s hand-painted ceramics. “It’s a work that represents a face, and it’s very expressive,” Marina Picasso says. “It’s joyful, happy. It’s one of those objects that have been part of our life, our intimate lives—my life with my children.”
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Whitney Releases Artist List for 2021 Biennial

January 27th, 2022

The Whitney has released a 63-artist list for its upcoming Biennial, which will open this April, under the title “Quiet as It’s Kept.” “The Whitney Biennial is an ongoing experiment, the result of a shared commitment to artists and the work they do,” curators David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards said in a statement. “While many of these underlying conditions are not new, their overlapping, intensity, and sheer ubiquity created a context in which past, present, and future folded into one another. We’ve organized the exhibition to reflect these precarious and improvised times. The Biennial primarily serves as a forum for artists, and the works that will be presented reflect their enigmas, the things that perplex them, the important questions they are asking.”
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Charles Ray Profiled in NYT

January 27th, 2022

Charles Ray gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he prepares to open a new show at The Met. “The pace and rate at which Ray works are important,” says Hamza Walker, the director of the nonprofit art space LAXART in Los Angeles. “It’s perverse on the one hand; he could sit with something for 20 years.” Ray, he observes, “distills down what we think we know, and it somehow becomes resonant, and produces reflections that show there’s so much more here than you know.”


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