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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

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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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