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“Ai Weiwei: According to What?”

This first New York retrospective of the famed Chinese artist and dissident lands in the Borough of Kings, bringing with it the American debut of S.A.C.R.E.D., a monumental installation that wowed at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Based on Ai Weiwei’s imprisonment by Chinese authorities over 81 days, the work comprises six iron boxes, each containing a life-size fiberglass diorama depicting a scene from the artist’s incarceration. These tableaux were reconstructed from memory and show the artist being interrogated or watched carefully by guards as he eats, sleeps and goes to the bathroom. This tour de force is joined by other works, including a site-specific installation of bicycles.
Venue details
Name: Brooklyn Museum
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Cross Street: at Washington Ave
Opening hours: Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum
Price: Suggested donation $12, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free. First Saturday of every month 5–11pm free.
Event phone: 718-638-5000
Event website: brooklynmuseum.org


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