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Ai Weiwei: Weiwei-isms
"Weiwei-isms" published by Princeton University Press in 2012 is a collection of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. The short quotes presented in this elegant little black book have been carefully selected from articles, tweets, and interviews given by this acclaimed Chinese artist and activist. CLICK HERE for more information.
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Mayor Bloomberg and distinguished art world luminaries inaugurate Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads at the historic Pulitzer Fountain in New York City on May 4, 2011.

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PRESS RELEASES

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, CA

August 6, 2013 - Art Gallery of Ontario unveils monumental bronze sculpture series by artist Ai Weiwei in Toronto, ArtDaily.org

July 2, 2013 - Ai Wewei Sculptures in Toronto, Asian Century Institute

August 6, 2013 - Ai Weiwei at Nathan Phillips Square, blogto.com

June 18, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's zodiac sculpture unveiled in Toronto, CBC News

JUne 18, 2013 - AGO unveils monumental bronze sculpture series by artist Ai Weiwei in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, CNW / newswire.ca

June 19, 2013 - Ai Weiwei Reveals Sculpture Series "Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads" in Toronto, complex.com/tv

June 18, 2013 - Toronto welcomes touring sculptures by Ai Weiwei, Digital Journal

June 11, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads in Toronto, To Live With Culture

August 6, 2013 - AGO unveils monumental bronze sculpture series by artist Ai Weiwei in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square

June 18, 2013 - Toronto welcomes Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, NowToronto.com

June 19, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's animal heads unveiled in Toronto, Phaidon

June 13, 2013 - Rob Ford unveils sculptures by Chinese artist, political dissident Ai Weiwei, Posted Toronto

May 13, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's bronze sculpture exhibit coming to Nathan Phillips Square, Posted Toronto

June 23, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's artwork in Toronto, Radio-Canada.ca

July 16, 2013 - Crafty Toronto - Ai Weiwei Sculptures at Nathan Phillips Square, Scrap Time

September 18, 2013 - AGO Exhibit: Ai Weiwei: According to What?, SWOVV Toronto

June 18, 2013 - Ai Weiwei: the artist is not present, The Globe and Mail

August 6, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads unveiled in Toronto, The Toronto Star

June 30, 2013 - 10 reasons Toronto may yet have a shot at greatness, The Toronto Star

May 9, 2013 - Ai Weiwei sculpture Circle of Animals / Zodiad Heads will be displayed in Nathan Phillips Square, The Toronto Star

August 14, 2013 - Ai Weiwei merges art and politics in AGO show: review, The Toronto Star

June 18, 2013 - Scene: Ai Weiwei's Animal Heads at City Hall, Torontoist

August 14, 2013 - A Cultural Revolution: the AGO's Ai Weiwei exhibition proves why the Chinese artist is such a threat, Toronto Life

June 18, 2013 - Mayor Ford lauds zodiac art installation in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Sun

June 20, 2013 - Toronto unveils Ai Weiwei-designed zodiac installation, WIDN


Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

August 6, 2013 - Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads", ArtDaily.org

July 26, 2013 - Zodiac creatures by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei invade the Cleveland Museum of Art, cleveland.com

August 9, 2013 - War, looting and wounded Chinese pride: the hidden meanings of Ai Weiwei's zodiac animals at the Cleveland Museum of Art, cleveland.com

September 5, 2013 - Cleveland Arts listings for Sept. 6-12: Chinese zodiac sculptures invade the Cleveland Museum of Art & More, cleveland.com

July 31, 2013 - The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, examiner.com

July 24, 2013 - Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, The Cleveland Museum of Art

July 27, 2013 - Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, University of Southern California


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

July 19, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads to Land at Princeton University, ArtInfo.com

September 30, 2013 - Ai Weiwei at Princeton, Blog, Booze, Food, Travel

January 15, 2013 - "Weiwei-isms," A New Book of Saying From the Chinese Artist and Activist, Edited by Larry Warsh, CultureVultures/JerseyArts.com

July 20, 2013 - Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Go to Princeton, GalleristNY

January 24, 2013 - Work of Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei in Princeton, NJ Today

August 16, 2012 - Welcome to Ai Weiwei at Princeton, Princeton University

August 27, 2012 - Art: Ai Weiwei sculptures at Princeton, Philly.com


Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

June 22, 2012 - Smithsonian Exhibiting 2 Major Works by Ai Weiwei, Arts Observer

May 18, 2012 - Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads and Perspectives: Ai Weiwei, Washington City Paper

Ai Weiwei: Zodiac Heads Collection - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian


Hermann Park, Houston, TX

March 12, 2011 - Get ready for 800-pound heads: Ai Weiwei's Chinese zodiac art headed to Hermann Park, CultureMap Houston

March 1, 2012 - New sculptures create sense of place, Houston Chronicle

May 26, 2011 - HAA raising funds to show work of detained sculptor Ai Weiwei, Houston Chronicle

February 22, 2012 - Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads - Internationally Acclaimed Public Sculpture on Dislay in Houston: March 3 - June 3, PR Newswire

February 22, 2012 - Ai Weiwei sculptures on display March 3 in Houston, Woodlands Online


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

September 5, 2011 - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wins fans in L.A. with Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition, ArtDaily.org

August 22, 2011 - LACMA Displays First Major Public Sculpture by Chinese Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei, ArtDaily.org

August 18, 2011 - What's Your Sign? Installation of Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads, LACMA

March 14, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's new art installation expected to tour U.S., Los Angeles Times/Culture Monster

August 31, 2011 - Art review: 'Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' at LACMA, Los Angeles Times/Culture Monster

August 17, 2011 - Ai Weiwei zodiac installation arrives at LACMA, Los Angeles Times/Culture Monster

August 20, 2011 - Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, LACMA

September 22, 2011 - East and West, Past and Present: Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads, LACMA Blog

August 9, 2011 - LACMA Displays First Major Public Sculpture by Artist Ai Weiwei, LACMA PR

September 2, 2011 - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wins fans in Los Angeles, Reuters


Somerset House, London, England

May 17, 2011 - Museum in San Diego to Stage Protest of Ai Weiwei's Detention on May 19, ArtDaily.org

2nd Quarter, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's sculpture, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, ArtMarket Report

March 15, 2011 - Ai Weiwei sculpture heads to London, BBC News

June 6, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads Raise Dizzying Issues in London: Martin Gayford, Bloomberg

June 7, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads Raise Dizzying Issues in London: Martin Gayford, Bloomberg

May 11, 2011 - Art community rallies to Ai Weiwei's defense, CBS News

May 26, 2011 - The week in travel pictures, Zodiac Heads, London, Conde Nast Traveller

May 6, 2011 - Seeds of change, FT.com

May 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, IndiaTimes

March 14, 2011 - Ai Weiwei first outdoor public sculpture in London announced, The Playground

March 2011 - Ai Weiwei's first outdoor public sculpture in London, Saatchi Online

May 22, 2011 - Ai Weiwei "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" at Somerset House, SlamXHype

June 18, 2011 - New Exhibitions, June: London, Stylus

May 7, 2011 - Hot Ticket, Exhibitions, Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, The Daily Telegraph

May 8, 2011 - His activism is his art, The Sunday Telegraph

March 13, 2011 - The great walkies of China, The Sunday Times


Pulitzer Fountain, Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY

March 13, 2011 - Teaser: Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads @ Grand Army Plaza (Central Park), ArrestedMotion

May 4, 2011 - Setup: Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads @ Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park), ArrestedMotion

March 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei Unleashes Animals of the Zodiac on Central Park for His First Public Art Project, ARTINFO

March 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei Re-Creates Zodiac Clock in NYC, Art Market Monitor

March 12, 2011 - Ai Weiwei to exhibit Animal Heads of the Zodiac in Central Park, AO Art Observed

May 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads Projects: New York & London, Asian Art

July 2011 - Circling Back / Circle of Memory, NY See

May 11, 2011 - The show goes on, Taipei Times

May 4, 2011 - Jailed Chinese dissident's art unveiled in New York, CNN U.S.

June 2, 2011 - Zodiac sculptures display jailed Chinese artist's vision, CNN Living

March 2011 - China's Ai Weiwei debuts public artwork in New York, FlashArtonline.com

March 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei Unleashes Animals Of The Zodiac On Central Park For His First Public Art Project, Huffington Post Arts

April 28, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Exhibit At Central Park Opens Monday, Huffington Post New York

May 4, 2011 - Michael Bloomberg Speaks Out For Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei, Unafraid Of Business Repercussions, Huffington Post Arts

March 14, 2011 - Why Ai Weiwei's NYC Zodiac Is a Political Gesture, Hyperallergic

May 6, 2011 - Dissident lets art do the talking, International Herald Tribune

March 17, 2011 - Ai Weiwei Public Sculpture Exhibit at Pulitzer Fountain in NYC, Juxtapoz Magazine

March 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Monumental Chinese Zodiac Sculptures Staying at Plaza Hotel This Spring, The L Magazine

March 11, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads @ Plaza Hotel in NY, LuxArtAsia

July 8, 2011 - Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads", The Martha Blog (Martha Stewart)

May 4, 2011 - The show goes on, minus detained Chinese artist, msnbc.com

May 11, 2011 - Art Community Rallies To Ai Weiwei's Defense, NPR

May 4, 2011 - Bloomberg Defends Freedom of Expression at Opening of Show for Jailed Chinese Artist, The New York Observer

May 4, 2011 - 12 Heads Do the Talking for a Silenced Artist, The New York Times / Art & Design

March 10, 2011 - Plaza Hotel Fountain to Be Home for Ai Weiwei Sculpture, The New York Times / ArtsBeat

March 11, 2011 - Pulitzer Fountain Gets a Sculpture, The New York Times

March 17, 2011 - Interview: Ai Weiwei, SlamXHype

May 5, 2011 - 'Circle of Animals': Sculptures of a Silenced Artist, TheDailyBeast

April 18, 2011 - Public Works: Gone Missing, The New Yorker

May 4, 2011 - Exhibition of Arrested Chinese Artist's Works Opens in NY, VOANews.com

May 4, 2011 - At Unveiling of Ai Weiwei Sculptures, Artist Remains a World Away, Metropolis / Wall Street Journal Blog


29th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

September 28, 2010 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals at The Sao Paulo Biennale, ArtNews.ConteArt.com

September 29, 2010 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals at The Sao Paulo Biennale, ArtDaily.org

September 29, 2010 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals at The Sao Paulo Biennale, Artron.net

September 30, 2010 - Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals at The Sao Paulo Biennale, China Digital Times


August 2012 - Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
May 2012 - First Ukrainian Biennale of Modern Art, Kyiv, Ukraine
April 2012 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
March 2012 - Hermann Park, Houston, TX
October 2011 - Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
August 2011 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
May 2011 - Somerset House, London, England
May 2011 - Pulitzer Fountain, Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York
September 2010 - 29th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

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