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Chinese Artist-Activist Holds First Retrospective in USi
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Mariama Diallo
October 17, 2012
Ai Weiwei is known for his collaboration on the design of China's main stadium - the Bird's Nest - for the 2008 Olympic Games. He's also known for his political activism. Mariama Diallo looks at the massive body of his art being shown for the first time in Washington and the reason why the artist couldn't be present at the exhibit's opening in the U.S. capital.

Chinese Artist-Activist Holds First Retrospective in US

Mariama Diallo

Published October 17, 2012

Ai Weiwei is known for his collaboration on the design of China's main stadium - the Bird's Nest - for the 2008 Olympic Games. He's also known for his political activism. Mariama Diallo looks at the massive body of his art being shown for the first time in Washington and the reason why the artist couldn't be present at the exhibit's opening in the U.S. capital.


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