@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will be on exhibit on the notorious island in the San Francisco Bay from September 27th, 2014 to April 16th, 2015. Contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei is well-known for probing issues of human rights and freedom of expression. This project, presented by FOR-SITE in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, explores such issues across a number of site-specific installations.
We’ve worked with Ai Weiwei through his American representatives, Friends of Free Expression, whose goal is to promote the universal right to “free expression.” As part of the effort to spread the word, we collaborated on phone and iPad skins and cases. These are featured in FoFE’s shop, as well as at the Brooklyn Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario.