Philly.com: Arcadia University Art Gallery on the Forefront of 'Ai Weiwei Boom'

September 1, 2012

Philly.com mentioned the Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2010 exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn in the Aug. 27 article "Art: Ai Weiwei sculptures at Princeton."

Last year, his growing celebrity prompted the Chinese government to arrest him at Beijing's airport as he was about to depart on a foreign trip. He was detained in secrecy for three months, charged with "economic crimes."

Since being released in June 2011, Ai, whose work was exhibited at Arcadia University in 2010, has been prohibited from leaving China. His art continues to represent him around the world, however. In fact, we seem to be in the middle of an Ai Weiwei boom.

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