I am happy to have donated 4 works for the White Box Spring Benefit 2012, the 1st Richard J. Massey Foundation/White Box Arts and Humanity Award.
The set of images was made using dried pigments on paper activated by the footprints of Chinese children immigrants. The imprints left behind are a record of freedom and play as well as the creation of original works of art.
White Box invited internationally renowned artist Iván Navarro to create a unique artwork to be presented to Ai Weiwei in conjunction with a monetary award. Award presenters : Jerome A. Cohen, Eleanor Heartney and Richard J. Massey. At 9pm, Ai Weiwei appeared LIVE via Skype to accept the award and make a statement. A LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST of the entire event viewed on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whiteboxny
The benefit event hosted by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and live auction, conducted by Phillips de Pury & Company Celebrity Auctioneer, CK Swett, featuring works by artists such as Shirin Neshat, Vito Acconci, Santi Moix, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Pat Steir, James Nares, Dan Graham, and many more. A silent auction along with a special section of unique artist-made postcards inscribed with messages to Ai Weiwei are for sale.