Art as Activism: An Evening with Ai Weiwei


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Ai Weiwei. Photo: Hafenbar. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Ai Weiwei. Photo: Hafenbar. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Since 2008, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become a household name in the United States and around the world. Celebrated for both his creativity and his activism, Ai Weiwei has led the fight against censorship, shed light on the international refugee crisis, exposed government corruption, and more.

The artist will share the stage with PEN America President and writer Andrew Solomon for an intimate conversation on life as a dissident, the impact of his celebrity status on his art, and new and renewed threats to artistic expression in both China and the United States.

This event is presented by PEN America in collaboration with Artists at Risk Connection, a new initiative which seeks to ensure that artists everywhere can live and work without fear by strengthening connections between threatened artists and the organizations that support them.

Tickets are $30 for the general public, and $24 for PEN America Members. For more information, please visit PEN America. To purchase tickets, please visit the Symphony Space website.

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