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Ai Weiwei Exhibit at Hirshhorn Museum and Lunch After

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. Beijing, 1957) is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. He is best known for projects such as his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the design of the 2008 Beijing Olympic National Stadium, as well as his embrace of the internet and social media as an active platform for commentary and as an art form in itself.

This is the last day of the Exhibit. We'll spend perhaps 90 minutes looking at the exhibit and the rest of this great Museum and then head across the Mall to get lunch, probably either at the National Gallery or Teaism.

Ai has been a leading figure among Chinese artists since he returned to China in 1993 after spending more than a decade in the United States. He has also become internationally recognized as a result of his actions that challenge the political status quo in China. Despite his arrest and detention for eighty-one days in 2011, the artist has continued to create art that transcends dualities between East and West, focusing on fundamental questions about the interrelations between art, culture, society, and individual experience.

The Hirshhorn is located at 7th St and Independence with a few Metro stops within walking distance. Street parking is free on Sundays.

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  • Barbara E.

    Great exhibits and lots of nice people.

    February 25, 2013

  • Stover V.

    The Ai Weiwei exhibit was unique and interesting in its expression.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Misho

    Running late...can't make it! Until next time...

    February 24, 2013

  • Johanna

    Running late. See you inside

    February 24, 2013

  • Joe

    Sorry to have to miss this.

    February 24, 2013

  • Mary

    so sorry. down with the flu

    February 24, 2013

  • Ellen S.

    Great Show!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll go in the afternoon instead so I can sleep in :p

    February 23, 2013

  • Ryan T.

    This should be really cool! If you don't know about Ai Weiwei, I would suggest watching Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (it's on netflix). It will give you a great idea of the type of work he does.

    2 · February 12, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Sounds good can't make it hope we can do this again soon!

    February 23, 2013

  • Fatima

    I have to be somewhere by 1:30 so I don't think I will have time. Sorry, it sounded like fun!!!! Enjoy! :-)

    February 22, 2013

  • Jin

    sorry forgot i had plans at noon. i'm going to try to go on sat. enjoy!

    February 21, 2013

  • Linda C

    Hate to miss this but looks like I will have to be out of town so am releasing my spot. Have fun!

    February 21, 2013

  • Sean

    Will try.

    February 18, 2013

  • Lisa

    I might have a guest come along.

    February 13, 2013

  • Jeff O.

    Don't know too much about his work, but my daughter is deep into this dude, so we'll be there (~; Sounds fun.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On travel

    February 12, 2013

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    wouldn't this unless i was in jail...

    February 12, 2013

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