September 27, 2014–April 26, 2015 | Alcatraz Island | installations
Accessible to Alcatraz Ticket Holders

A limited number of Early Bird Exhibition tickets are available on the 8:45 am departure. This ticket includes the round-trip ferry service from Pier 33 to Alcatraz, a greeting and orientation at the dock, a commemorative @Large gift, regular Alcatraz admission and the Cellhouse Audio Tour:

Eventbrite - @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz EARLY BIRD TICKETS

A limited number of Special Guided Tours of the exhibit are available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays on the 8:45 am departure. This ticket includes the round-trip ferry service from Pier 33 to Alcatraz, a special orientation on the island, a docent led tour of the @Large exhibit, a copy of the @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz full-color exhibit catalogue, a commemorative @Large gift, regular Alcatraz admission and the Cellhouse Audio Tour:

Eventbrite - @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz TOUR TICKETS

To purchase regular admission tickets to Alcatraz, please visit Alcatraz Cruises.

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Presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will be bringing his works to Alcatraz Island in the fall of this year. Ai is internationally celebrated for his extraordinary ability to communicate complex political and creative concepts in his sculptures and installations. His works raise urgent questions about human rights and the freedom of expression. His art and ideas find a compelling new context in this exhibition of works created specifically for Alcatraz--a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America's most visited national parks. 

Revealing unexpected perspectives on Alcatraz and its layered legacy, @Large prompts visitors to consider the implications of incarceration and the possibilities of art as an act of conscience. For Ai, these are not just artist themes; they are fact of life. A vocal critic of the Chinese government, Ai was secretly detained by Chinese authorities for 81 days in 2011 on charges of tax evasion, and is still not permitted to leave China. @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will reveal unexpected perspectives on Alcatraz and its layered legacy and prompt visitors to consider the implications of incarceration and the possibilities as art as an act of conscience. @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will launch a dialogue that incorporates these themes of communication, individual responsibility, and freedom on a global level, exploring prisons, and prisoners around the world.

To learn more about Ai Weiwei, please visit his website: http://aiweiwei.com/

To learn more about @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, follow these Press links:
SFGate | NYTimes | LATimes

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz is presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.