A Midsummer Encounter with the Art of Ai Weiwei, August 2

The Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing is pleased to invite alums to to a curated tour of dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s first solo exhibit in China since being banned in 2011. We will visit Magician Space, visit this this site Tang Contemporary Art Centersalve helvetica, malady sans-serif;”>, and Galleria Continua, all located in the 798 Art District. This is a splendid opportunity to learn from leading gallerists about this controversial artist and his works in the company of fellow Columbians. Followed by an optional dinner at Liang Shi (良适小食).
Date: Sunday, August 2, 3:45-6 p.m.
Venue: 798 Art District (Meet at UCCA, see map below.)
RSVP required: Henry Woo ’03SIPA, henrywoo@gmail.com, WeChat ID: henryhwoo, mobile: 186 1184 3166. Please provide your name, year of graduation and school, and the name of your non-alum guest (if any). And tell us if you will join for dinner.
Attendance is free and each Columbia alum may bring one non-alum guest. The size of the group is limited and you must have a reservation to attend. We will meet at UCCA at 3:45 and proceed to Magician Space. From there we’ll go to sister galleries Tang and Continua. We will head to the restaurant, which is located to the left of UCCA, at 6 p.m. Dinner will be a set menu, around CNY 120 per person not including beverage, payable at the venue.

CAABJ (www.columbiabeijing.com)