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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

Ai Weiwei Speaks Out on Refugee Crisis

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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ICA Philadelphia Gets W.A.G.E. Certification

March 23rd, 2018

ICA Philly, via Art NewsThe ICA Philadelphia will be the first museum certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a New York-based organization pushing for sustainable economic relationships between artists and exhibiting institutions. “Our partnership with W.A.G.E. helps to set a new standard in the museum field, one that ensures equitable environments for the artists with whom we work,” director, Amy Sadao, said in a statement.“We’re proud to be the first museum to join this diverse group of arts and culture institutions across the U.S. who are certified, and hope that it will encourage other museums to do the same.”
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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