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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

Ai Weiwei Starts Tenure in Berlin

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship After Company Refuses Order

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Ai Weiwei to Publish Memoirs in 2017

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Reportedly Found Listening Devices in his Studio

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Gives First Public Talk Since 2011 in Berlin

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei to Install “Forever” Bicycles Outside Gherkin in London

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Promised He Can Return to China Following UK Visit

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

UK Reverses Decision on Ai Weiwei Visa, Grants Full Six Month Stay

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Copenhagen: Ai Weiwei: “Ruptures” at Farschou Foundation Through December 22nd, 2015

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Ai Weiwei’s Travel to Britain Limited by Embassy Restrictions

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Free to Travel After Return of Passport

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Royal Academy Launches Kickstarter to Bring Ai Weiwei Works to London

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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FBI Investigating Alleged Art Fraud

October 19th, 2018

Antonio Marco, via Associated PressA fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida are facing charges of fraud after allegedly using an elderly woman’s identity to buy a Mark Rothko for $6.4 million and an Ad Reinhardt work for $1.16 million at Sotheby’s, AP reports. “Our discussions with the purchasers raised significant suspicion and concern for the elderly client they purported to represent and we felt it was necessary to contact the FBI,” Sotheby’s said in a emailed statement. “We are pleased that the appropriate action has been taken and the victim has been protected.”
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Jenny Holzer Profiled in New York Magazine

October 19th, 2018

Jenny Holzer, via New York MagazineJenny Holzer gets a profile in New York Magazine this week, reviewing her recent work and her approach towards creating her bracing, direct brand of text art. “I have made much of my work sex-blind and anonymous so that it wouldn’t be dismissed as the work of a woman,” she says. “I don’t want to be looked at or dismissed, or even attract anybody, as a female.”
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Barbara Kruger to Reprise MOCA LA Installation

October 19th, 2018

Barbara Kruger at MOCA, via LA TimesBarbara Kruger will reprise her iconic installation Untitled (Questions) on the facade of LA’s Geffen Contemporary, the LA Times reports. “People in this city didn’t realize what a gem this building was,” Kruger says of the space. “It was able to shape-shift and be altered in brute, really material ways. It wasn’t a precious over-designed museum.”
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