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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

Ai Weiwei to Premiere “Hidden” Artwork in Poland Next Month

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Ai Weiwei Supports New Digital Arts Website “The Space”

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Ai Weiwei Launches Mysterious “Leg-Gun” Meme

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

London – Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery Through July 19th, 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Collector Christopher Tsai Plans Ai Weiwei Museum

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Ai Weiwei Erased from Show in Shanghai

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Berlin – Ai Weiwei: “Evidence” at Martin-Gropius Bau Through July 7th, 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

New Documentary Charts Ai Weiwei’s Release from Detention

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Ai Weiwei Prepares Trio of International Shows for Summer

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Artists Contribute Works for Auction Benefitting Man who Smashed Ai Weiwei Vase

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Miami Man Smashes Ai Weiwei Vase at Perez Art Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Miami – Ai Weiwei: “According to What” at Perez Art Museum Through March 16th, 2014

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ai Weiwei To Take Over Alcatraz in 2014

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson Launch “Moon” Project

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Ai Weiwei Plans Art Exhibition on Alcatraz

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Ai Weiwei Discusses His 2011 Imprisonment, Teaching Art to his Captors

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Ai Weiwei Designs Line of Skateboards for Sk8room

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Ai Weiwei Releases “The Divine Comedy”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

AO On Site – Venice, Ai Weiwei dual exhibition: “S.A.C.R.E.D.” at The Church of Saint Antonin and “Straight” at Zuecca Project Space on the island of Giudecca

Saturday, June 1st, 2013
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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