LongHouse Reserve, the famed East Hampton outdoor sculpture garden, welcomes Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze,” opening to the public Wednesday July 8, 2020 and on view through October 2021. The twelve monumental bronze animal heads— each approximately ten-feet tall and representing the traditional figures of the Chinese zodiac—will be installed around the perimeter of LongHouse’s outdoor Albee Amphitheater.
This exhibition is the third time the celebrated Chinese artist has participated with LongHouse; in 2013 he was honored with the LongHouse Award. At the time under house arrest in Beijing, he sent a video as an acceptance speech. In 2013 Ai’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold was also exhibited at LongHouse Reserve.