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In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand

In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand

Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering. "I'm here as your friend," Haines, a San Francisco gallerist and founding executive director of the For-Site Foundation told him. "Is there anything I can do for you?" When Ai responded that Haines could bring his work to a wider audience, the idea struck her. "What if I can find you a prison?" she asked. Haines had imagined working on Alcatraz Island. Now she had the right artist. With that, "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz," an...

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