The Guardian reviews Ai Weiwei's first major retrospective in London
and gets at the heart of the matter. True, so much of it is recycled pop art but it is his ability to effect and redirect history instead of a simply affect it in a quotidian way that separates him from so much art that has been littering the art world for decades and the Portland Art Museum just showed a major if relatively well behaved work of his
. We interviewed Mr. Ai here
and the question remains if his work will keep its potency with his newfound freedom?
Airborne art fence at the US/Mexico border
The most toxic sites in America as art
. (Portland has plenty of sites btw).
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