Concurrent with the landmark Ai Weiwei exhibition @Large (presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation on Alcatraz Island), ArtTable and San Francisco Art Institute are pleased to present a screening of Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz and Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, and a public lecture by Lucy Lippard.
Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz (1971) is an impressionistic documentary chronicling the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz by a community of Native American activists. Unique among contemporary records of Native American solidarity, Ya Ta Hey! depicts—in empathetic detail—the efforts of Native American leaders to bring attention to the struggles and aspirations of their people.
Directed by Walter Chappell and Blaine Ellis | 27 minutes
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013) is a documentary that reflects on artist Ai Weiwei’s arrest by the Chinese government on bogus tax-evasion charges in 2011, and the subsequent year spent on probation during which he fought for his freedom.
Directed by Andreas Johnsen | 86 minutes