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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

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
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Former Guggenheim Member Speaks Out Against Expanding Guggenheim Project in Abu Dhabi

March 30th, 2017

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, via Art NewspaperThomas Krens, the former director of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and original leader in the museum’s expansion project, says that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project should be downsized or postponed.  “The world financial crisis and the Arab Spring has changed the equation radically,” he says. “It may not be such a good idea these days to have an American museum…with a Jewish name in a country [that doesn’t recognize Israel] in such a prominent location, at such a big scale.” 
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Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

March 30th, 2017

Smithsonian Institution, via Washington PostLACMA Director Michael Govan has been invited to join the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents, the Washington Post reports.  The institution’s 17-member Board of Regents includes the chief justice of the United States, the vice president, three members of the House, three members of the Senate and nine citizens.
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Kerry James Marshall Interviewed on NPR

March 30th, 2017

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRKerry James Marshall is interviewed in NPR this week, as he opens his retrospective in Los Angeles, and reflects on the energy and spirit of his works.  “What you’re trying to create is a certain kind of an indispensable presence,” he says. “Where your position in the narrative is not contingent on whether somebody likes you, or somebody knows you, or somebody’s a friend, or somebody’s being generous to you. But you want a presence in the narrative that’s not negotiable, that’s undeniable.”  
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