Human Rights Watch and White Box present: WHERE IS AI WEIWEI?

I donate a print for this event to benefit Human Rights Watch. It is held at White Box gallery in NYC. Please come if you got a chance and support the good cause!

Special Exhibition + Screenings + Performances + Benefit Art Sale
June 7, 2011 | 6 – 9 PM

6 PM – Performances by Margaret Leng Tan and Lutz Rath

7 PM – Symposium

8 PMBenefit Art Sale
Previews June 6-7, 11am – 6pm

6 – 9 PM
Screenings of videos works by Ai Weiwei and excerpt from Alison Klayman’s documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Suggested Admission: $50

Donations (tax-deductible):

$100 Receive Limited Edition 3-D Ai Weiwei T-shirt by Ali Hossaini
$200 Receive Limited Edition Signed Photo by Christoph Draeger

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Proceeds will equally benefit Human Rights Watch and the White Box Global Outreach Program


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Agnes Denes
Braco Dimitrijevic
Christophe Draeger
Cris Gianakos
Dan Graham
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung
Alfredo Jaar
Anton S. Kandinsky
Mary Mattingly
Ivan Navarro
Dennis Oppenheim
Ushio Shinohara
Nathalie Talec
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In collaboration with Human Rights Watch, the international non-profit space White Box ( will be presenting Ai Weiwei with the first 2011 White Box Arts and Humanity Award for his distinguished contributions to world art and culture. Due to the urgency of Ai Weiwei’s continued detainment, White Box has decided to honor the artist on June 7, 2011 in conjunction with its Spring Benefit.

The award pays tribute to Ai Weiwei as an unparalleled defender of freedom of speech and recognizes his brilliant career as a Chinese patriot, an artist, architect, global citizen and activist.

At the June 7th 2011 Benefit, White Box together with Human Rights Watch will present WHERE IS AI WEIWEI? – a panel, exhibition and fundraiser event to benefit equally Human Rights Watch and White Box’s Global Outreach program.  There will be screenings of selected videos by Ai Weiwei as well as an excerpt from Alison Klayman’s documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.

The panel, video screenings and benefit exhibition and event will take place at White Box on 329 Broome Street in the Bowery/Lower East Side art district, New York City. A  select group of artists with social/political conscience will be invited to contribute works that in some measure may respond to Ai Weiwei’s incarceration.

White Box plans to also present a follow-up benefit event in October 2011, at which time we hope the artist will be present to accept the award in person.

Download invite postcard PDF HERE

See Jerome A. Cohen’s interview HERE

Posted on June 5, 2011 in Misc

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