Denver Arts & Venues Announces Extension of Ai Weiwei's CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS

Denver Arts & Venues Announces Extension of Ai Weiwei's CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce that Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" (originally slated to be sent to its next destination in October) will extend its stay in Denver's Civic Center Park through January 2019.

"Denver has embraced 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' as a featured piece in Civic Center Park, attracting residents and visitors daily," says Tariana Navas-Nieves, Denver Arts & Venues cultural affairs director. "I am thrilled and feel privileged to extend its stay. Ai Weiwei's work not only examines the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism, but these sculptures are also playful, engaging and accessible to all."

"Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," a set of 12 one-ton bronze animal heads representing the Asian Zodiac, can be found arced around Sea Lions Fountain at the north end of Civic Center Park. Its companion educational exhibit: "Ai Weiwei: Art & Social Change" is housed on the first floor of McNichols Civic Center Building.

Both "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" and "Ai Weiwei: Art & Social Change" were funded by Denver Arts & Venues with additional support from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. In addition, Denver Arts & Venues has created a video series in which local celebrities discuss their relationship to their zodiac animal.

More information is available at AiWeiweiDenver.com

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