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NORTHERN CA | @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
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Date(s): November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Time: All Day
800 Chesnut Street, San Francisco

Clockwise from left: Ai Weiwei in the elevator when taken into custody by the police, Sichuan, China, 2009, photo courtesy the artist; video still from Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz; After Huang Gongwang 1, 2009, by Michael Cherney (American, b. 1969) and Arnold Chang (American, b. 1954), Photographic inkjet print and ink on paper, image courtesy of the Asian Art Museum; Lucy Lippard. 

Join ArtTable members for a weekend of events in association with Ai Weiwei's landmark installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, a series of site-specific installations exploring human rights and freedom of expression comissionsed by FOR-SITE Foundation, co-presented by ArtTable and the San Francisco Art Institute. Beijing-based artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of the most prominent cultural figures of the 21st century. His work encompasses sculpture, installation, photography, film, architecture, and social criticism, often responding to conditions in China, including his personal experience of incarceration. Register early to secure your space! Registration for all events is through ArtTable, Inc. Please register by clicking "click to register" on the right hand side of this page. Contact Diana Lynn, Chair, NoCal ArtTable for information about local accommodations or other questions about the weekend, diana6648@mac.com.

November 7-8, 2014
FEE | Members $125 | Guests $150
Limited tickets are available for a weekend package of events in November 2014. This includes tours of the @Large installation on Alcatraz Island; an introductory talk about the @Large project by Cheryl Haines, Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation; the films Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case and Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz; lecture by Lucy Lippard; cocktail reception and dinner with Lucy Lippard, Cheryl Haines, and Blaine Ellis. These programs are at the San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. FOR-SITE Foundation is a San Francisco non-profit that commissions artwork in public places.

November 9, 2014
FEE | Museum Admission $13 discounted general admission | $10 senior admission

Our final program, a visit to The Asia

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