In 2008 Ai Weiwei made headlines for his quest to recover the truth about the number of student casualties after the Sichuan earthquake in China. His citizen’s investigation collected the names of all the victims, uncovering the truth about Chinese government’s corruption in hiding the actual facts. In 2011 Ai Weiwei was incarcerated for 81-days for his involvement in the investigation. After the quake 150 tons of steel rebar were recovered and straightened from the schools that collapsed. His rolling landscape installation (6×12 m) called Straight, at the Zuecca Project Space, for sure set some things straight.

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