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Setup: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” @ Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park)

Postponed by Mayor Bloomberg due to the unexpected capture of Osama bin Laden and his need to address the City of New York properly Monday, May 2nd, which was the original date scheduled for the official reveal of Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads with both Ai WeiWei and Bloomberg initially doing the honors, the plastic and tape will finally be removed today. While Ai will tragically no longer be in attendance as a result of his unwarranted arrest and prolonged detention by the Chinese […]

Teaser: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals/Zodiac” @ Grand Army Plaza (Central Park)

Chinese conceptual artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, whose studio was recently demolished by the Chinese government, apparently didn’t have his bronze Zodiac Heads in storage there at the time.  The pieces which originally exhibited at the 29th Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil last year will be making a trip to the Big Apple come May.  The twelve sculptures represent the traditional Chinese zodiac that adorn the fountain-clock of Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing, five of which were looted and whose location is currently […]