Friday 18th August 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Ξ Comments are off

NY Times: Artist Ai WeiWei Headed to Alcatraz

posted by Randall

Ai WeiweiThe headline in the NY Times reads The Art Man of Alcatraz.

Chinese artist Ai WeiWei is taking over the former maximum security prison turned National Park for his art installation of 176 portraits of prisoners of conscious and political exiles beginning next Saturday.

It’s a subject dear to his heart. The activist artist spent 81 days in confinement after speaking out against the Chinese government in 2011.

“Even now, I am still in a soft detention, my passport withheld by the state and my right to move freely across borders restricted,” he wrote in an email to the Times.

The exhibition is called “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz,” and is organized by For-Site. The group is known for producing public art.

Will WeiWei’s latest exhibition put him at risk of being sent back to prison? You can read about that and Weiwei’s use of legos in the NY Times.

 

 

Popular Posts

Search

Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,023 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter