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Ai Wei Wei: “Everything is art. Everything is politics”

There’s no doubt that Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei is a game changing artist. In fighting for freedom of expression in his homeland of China alongside several other artists, he has drawn the world’s attention to the importance of art and the ability to create. That’s huge. Ai Wei Wei, Study of Perspective, 1995 – ongoing. Images: All VoCA
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Loved: Zhang Huan’s Ash Paintings & Memory Doors

Today I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario, just in time on the last day of the excellent exhibition by Chinese artist Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors. I had been told it was an impressive show, and it really was. Not only were the enormous works strong in terms of technique, subject matter and concept, but they
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News: AGO announces new director of exhibitions

Catherine de Zegher, former executive director of The Drawing Center in New York, has joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as director of exhibitions and publications, overseeing the Gallery’s ambitious development of these key programs. “I hope to ensure that the new AGO uses its incredible collection and establishes an inspired exhibition program to reflect a diversity of artists and
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