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Ai Wei Wei’s remote installation on Alcatraz finalized and expected to open Next fall

We are excited by the latest news about San Francisco gallerist, Cheryl Haines’  organizing a site-specific installation on Alcatraz by  the prominent Chinese activist-artist, Ai Weiwei. Ai, who is forbidden from leaving China, has been commissioned by the For-Site Foundation, which will help develop a 6 part installation on the Rock, based on information Haines has delivered to his studio in Beijing.  “At Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz,” which will touch on the history of imprisonment on the island, will run from Sept. 27, 2014, through April 26, 2015. They are anticipating at least 1.5million views of the free show based on the number of visitors who visit the island each year.

Site specific installation will take place at various parts of the island that are like this:

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