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Royal Academy America 2018 Gala

Special events

Thursday 25 October 2018
6.30 — 10.30pm

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Join us this October as we celebrate the creative forces and voices of leadership behind the RA at the Royal Academy America 2018 gala celebration in New York City.

Ai Weiwei Hon RA
Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Recent exhibitions include: Fan-Tan at Mucem in Marseille, Inoculation at Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors with the Public Art Fund in New York City, Ai Weiwei on Porcelain at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., Maybe, Maybe Not at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Law of the Journey at the National Gallery in Prague, and Ai Weiwei. Libero at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

Ai was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides and works in Berlin. Ai is the current Einstein Visiting Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and he is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation. Ai’s first feature-length documentary Human Flow premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival in competition.

For enquiries, please contact April Moorhouse, Head of Membership and Programmes, at rsvp@raamerica.org or +1 (212) 980-8404.

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Thursday 25 October 2018

6.30 — 10.30pm

IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street, New York City

For enquiries, contact April Moorhouse, Head of Membership and Programmes, at rsvp@raamerica.org or +1 (212) 980-8404.

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