New York I knew no longer exists. ...
Looking back on the past, I can see that these photographs are facts,
but not necessarily true. ... The present always surpasses the past,
and the future will not care about today.”
Ai Weiwei, 2008
Asia Society Museum
presents an exhibition of 227 photographs taken by famed Chinese artist
and activist Ai Weiwei, capturing the history, culture, and atmosphere
of 1980s New York from his unique perspective.
The exhibition marks the
first time Ai Weiwei's New
series is being shown outside of China.
This exhibition is organized by the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, in association with Asia Society Museum. Special thanks to Chambers Fine Art.
Support Support for Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 is provided by Asia: Ideas and Images, endowed by Harold and Ruth Newman, and by the Mattawin Company.
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Support for Asia
Society Museum provided by the Partridge Foundation, a John and Polly
Guth Charitable Fund; Asia Society Friends of Asian Art; Asia Society
Contemporary Art Council; Arthur Ross Foundation; Sheryl and Charles R.
Kaye Endowment for Contemporary Art Exhibitions; Blanchette Hooker
Rockefeller Fund; National Endowment for the Humanities; Hazen Polsky
Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; and New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs.