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May 11, 2012 12:07 PM

China's artist/activist Ai Weiwei works on exhibit in D.C. museums

If your concept of Chinese art is delicately painted screens and fragile porcelain cups, prepare for your world to be upended on a visit to Washington, D.C. This month, Ai Weiwei, the prolific Chinese artist and political activist, will have two shows on display, and a huge 40-piece retrospective of his work is coming in October.

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