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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

Ai Weiwei Shows in Beijing Signal Relaxed Stance of Government Towards Artist

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Teams with Tor Project for New Museum Tech Conference

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Royal Academy Announces Plans for Ai Weiwei Retrospective

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

San Francisco – Ai Weiwei: “Large” at Alcatraz Island Through April 26th, 2015

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ai Weiwei Readies Alcatraz Show

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Ai Weiwei Makes Presence Felt for Blenheim Palace Retrospective UK While Under House Arrest

Friday, August 29th, 2014

New York – Ai Weiwei: “According to What?” at the Brooklyn Museum Through August 10th, 2014

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Ai Weiwei’s Lawyer, Human Rights Activist Pu Zhiqiang, Detained

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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MoMA Extends Friday and Saturday Hours Until 9PM

August 16th, 2017

Louise Lawler. Pollyanna (adjusted to fit), distorted for the times. 2007/2008/2012. As adjusted for the MoMA exhibition WHY PICTURES NOW, 2017. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures. © 2017 Louise LawlerThe Museum of Modern Art will stay open until 9PM on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the year, effectively extending its hours of free Friday admission as well. The museum’s late hours will offer extended opportunities for visitors to browse the collection through December 30th.
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Alberto Giacometti Drawings Discovered in Holdings of Late Antiques Dealer

August 16th, 2017

Giacometti Drawings, via The GuardianA set of drawings found in a London antique shop are believed to be lost works by Alberto Giacometti, The Guardian reports. The works were found while archiving the holdings of antiques dealer Eila Grahame, whose estate records showed some indication that the works might exist, but gave little detail of their contents. “At the time we didn’t know if it was two pieces of paper, two large sketches, whether they were done on the back of a cigarette packet or whether they were done on large canvases,” says Martin Millard, a director at Cheffins auction house, which is in charge of sorting through Grahame’s estate. “We didn’t know what we were looking for.”
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Artists Evicted from Beijing’s Caochangdi Art District

August 15th, 2017

Evicted artists, via ArtforumA group of artists have been evicted from their homes and studios in the Caochangdi art district of northeastern Beijing by the Chinese government, Artforum reports. The homes had been slotted for demolition, causing protest and resistance from their residents. 
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