This new documentary follows postcards generated by thousands of visitors to
@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibition and sent to prisoners of conscience around the globe, capturing the tremendous impact these messages had on their recipients and their causes. Followed by a talk with the film’s director, Cheryl Haines, founder of the FOR-SITE Foundation.
Cheryl Haines is the founding executive director of the FOR-SITE Foundation and principal of
Haines Gallery. She was the curator of
@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. For over thirty years, Haines has developed exhibitions and site-specific public programs that have exposed new audiences to contemporary art and advanced the discourse on art about place. Haines’ dynamic curatorial stance presents challenging and provocative exhibitions by artists who explore cultural and environmental issues through a wide range of media, as well as public, site-specific commissions on a national scale.
Ai Weiwei and Cheryl Haines in front of the door to his Beijing studio, 2014.
Image by Jan Stürmann, courtesy of the FOR-SITE Foundation.