Ai Weiwei's Exhibition Opens

Welcome Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles and Iron Tree Trunk to Austin! The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy celebrated the opening of the artist's two-site exhibition on June 2 at a reception held at the site of Ai Weiwei's new installation Forever Bicycles along Waller Creek.

This exhibition of works by the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist is part of The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program, and also represents the museum’s second public art collaboration with Waller Creek Conservancy, a partnership made possible by a generous grant from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Read on for opening remarks by Melba Whatley, President of the Waller Creek Conservancy Board of Directors and Trustee of The Contemporary Austin.