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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

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
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Grand Palais Unveils Plans for Massive Three-Year Renovation

February 19th, 2018

Grand Palais, via Art NewspaperPlans have been unveiled for the Grand Palais’s €466m, three-year renovation, Art Newspaper reports.  “At the end of 2020, just over a century after its creation, the Grand Palais will turn a page in its history and begin a transformation that will allow it to finally enter the 21st century,” culture secretary Françoise Nyssen says.
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Marina Abramovic Profiled in The Guardian

February 19th, 2018

Marina Abramovic, via The GuardianMarina Abramovic is interviewed in The Guardian this month, as she prepares to exhibit a series of photos documenting her early performances. “I lived in cars and trucks, I’m amazed the negatives survived,” Abramović says. “To appreciate the present, we should really look to the past.”
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Rauschenberg’s Duchamp “Bottle Rack” Goes to Chicago

February 19th, 2018

Marcel Duchamp, via Art NewsThe Art Institute of Chicago has unveiled its recent acquisition, a rare Duchamp Bottle Rack from the collection of Robert Rauschenberg.  The artist’s foundation sold the piece to the museum in order to fund an endowment. “We always are making these kind of transformative acquisitions a priority,” says Art Institute president and director James Rondeau. “There are documents going back to the late ’80s and early ’90s expressing a desire for an object like this.”
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