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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:23 AM

43 Disappeared Mexican Students Remembered in Ai Weiwei Exhibit

April 19, 2019 1:05 AM
Associated Press

People stand under the portraits of 43 college students who went missing in 2014 in an apparent massacre, by Chinese concept artist and government critic Ai Weiwei at the Contemporary Art University Museum in Mexico City, Mexico, April 13, 2019.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico’s capital.

Ai has lived under house arrest in China and faced censorship because of his activism, even as his fame led to major exhibits in leading international museums, including the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In Mexico, Ai chose a university museum to mount his exhibit dedicated to the case of the students from the teachers’ college at Ayotzinapa in Guerrero state. He used students to assemble Legos into big, colorful portraits of the 43 missing young people.

“He wanted it to be a university structure,” said Cuauhtemoc Medina, one of the curators of “Ai Weiwei: Re-establish memories,” the show at the contemporary art museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


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artislife Apr 2019 #1

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:39 AM

1. The story of how they died


is traumatic.

Art is a great healer. Art is a great revealer of Truth. Thank for posting this.

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