Ai Weiwei at his studio in Beijing, June 2014
Ai Weiwei stands at his studio in Beijing, June 2014
Credit:

Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei in the elevator when taken into custody by the police, Sichuan, China, 2009
Ai Weiwei in the elevator when taken into custody by the police, Sichuan, China, 2009
Credit:

Courtesy of the artist

Ai Weiwei, "Trace," 2014 (installation view, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Ai Weiwei, "Trace," 2014 (installation view, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Credit:

Photo by Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei, "Trace," 2014 (installation view, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Ai Weiwei, "Trace," 2014 (installation view, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Credit:

Photo by Kyle Smith, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Wei Wei, "Trace," 2014 (detail)
Ai Wei Wei, "Trace," 2014 (detail)
Credit:

Photo by Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei, "Blossom," 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)
Ai Weiwei, "Blossom," 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)
Credit:

Photo by Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei, "Blossom," 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)
Ai Weiwei, "Blossom," 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)
Credit:

Photo by Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei, "With Wind," 2014 (installation detial, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Ai Weiwei, "With Wind," 2014 (installation detial, New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
Credit:

Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Ai Weiwei, "Yours Truly," 2014 (installation view, Alcatraz Dining Hall)
Ai Weiwei, "Yours Truly," 2014 (installation view, Alcatraz Dining Hall)
Credit:

Photo by Jan Stürmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

A giant paper dragon greets visitors to the Ai Weiwei exhibit that recently opened on Alcatraz Island.
A giant paper dragon greets visitors to the Ai Weiwei exhibit that recently opened on Alcatraz Island.
Credit:

Monica Campbell

Visitors to the exhibit can fill out pre-addressed postcards to political prisoners around the the world and drop them in old Alcratraz laundry baskets.
Visitors to the exhibit can fill out pre-addressed postcards to political prisoners around the the world and drop them in old Alcratraz laundry baskets.
Credit:

Monica Campbell

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