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Ai Weiwei pondering freedoms in Alcatraz show — from China
Ai Weiwei pondering freedoms in Alcatraz show — from China

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei spent most of the 1980s and early 1990s in the United States — primarily in New York but also in California. As he prepares to open the new show "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" in September, he's a tad regretful that he didn't play tourist a bit more during his time in the Golden State. After all, it doesn't seem like he'll get another chance any time soon. Chinese authorities confiscated Ai's passport three years ago and have refused to return it, barring him from traveling abroad. Ai has been forced to develop the Alcatraz works in his Beijing studio and will have to remotely manage the installation of the show, whose...

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