Please join us for a special evening to celebrate Hansel & Gretel, a new collaboration between Ai Weiwei, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron. The evening will include a private preview of the work followed by an intimate dinner with the artists.

Hansel & Gretel

“[Herzog & de Meuron] are always dedicated to enlarging experience where others would flatten it, and heightening the specifics of a place when there are pressures to erase them. They are champions of nuance”
Architectural Review

“…it is the essence of Ai's activism:…work that unleashes the political power of art”
The Guardian (UK)

On view from June 7 to August 6, this of-the-moment installation references the story of "Hansel and Gretel," in which children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust, and will explore the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world. With flying drones, projections, and an illuminated floor, the multi-sensory installation has been designed to be fully immersive and, like all Armory shows, is not-to-be-missed.

To commemorate the opening of the installation, activist artist Ai Weiwei will create a photograph featuring a selfie of himself in New York. Edition limited to 50 prints.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Place: Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street
Attire: Festive
Time: 6:00pm Preview
7:30pm Dinner to follow in the Armory's historic rooms
Prices: Table for Ten
$15,000 – Includes ten tickets to preview & dinner and one limited edition photograph by Ai Weiwei
Individual Tickets
$5,000 – Includes one ticket to preview & dinner and one limited edition photograph by Ai Weiwei
$1,500 – Includes one ticket to preview & dinner

For additional information, please contact the Office of Special Events at (212) 616-3952 or

Season Sponsors
Production Sponsor

Hansel & Gretel is supported in part by the M K Reichert Sternlicht Foundation, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Ken Kuchin and Tyler Morgan, and by public funds from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Photo by James Ewing