Alcatraz is perhaps the world’s most famous prison. Ai Weiwei is arguably China’s best-known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.
An exhibition marrying the work of Ai Weiwei, the world-famous Chinese political dissident artist, and Alcatraz, the notorious federal "ghost" prison with spectacular vistas of San Francisco Bay.
An installation featuring seven new sculpture, sound, and mixed-media works by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has opened on the historic prison island of Alcatraz.
The words of dissidents, political prisoners, and free speech advocates are everywhere in "@Large," a multi-work exhibition by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei now open on Alcatraz Island — embossed on kites, represented in LEGO portraits, and echoing from speakers hidden behind jail cell vents.
The confined Chinese dissident’s new exhibition raises important questions about human rights at a site that’s home to America’s own notorious past.