Ai Weiwei is an artist who knows a thing or two about doing time in jail. Next year the activist Beijing artist will exhibit a series of new installations at Alcatraz, the former island prison in San Francisco Bay.
“Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” will be the Chinese artist and former government detainee’s first exhibition to be held at a prison. [In the Air] Greg Allen (@gregorg) reports on Miami’s Perez Art Museum and why local collectors have yet to show much support to the museum. Show More Summary
After spending 81 days in a Chinese prison back in 2011, it would make sense if artist Ai Weiwei didn’t want to so much as step into an elevator, much less another prison. But Ai seems more determined than ever to explore the concept, and has thus decided to hold... More »
The Chinese government has restricted artist-activist Ai Weiwei from traveling outside the country since 2011 when he was prosecuted with Tax evasion. To express his discontent, he decided to put flowers in his bike outside his bike. @dgatterdam retweeted @aiww's picture with a brief note. Every day @aiww will put...
Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson invite you to make your mark on the moon, Laylah Ali and Ellen Gallagher exhibit their Afrofuturist aesthetics, Jeff Koons teams up with Lady Gaga, and more.
Only 12 people have ever made a mark on the surface of the Moon, but a new project by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei is inviting everyone on the internet to make a mark on the big wheel of cheese—or its digital equivalent, at least. Read more...
Contemporary artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson have joined forces and created Moon – an online public art project inviting users to contribute with their own ideas and artwork. A rotating digital orb simulating the moon allows users to… ‘Moon’ by Ai Weiwei & Olafur Eliasson is a post by Marta Sundac on Highsnobiety.
In any other world city, an exhibition curated by Ai Weiwei might take place in a museum or an art gallery. But in Hong Kong, the artist-activist chose a different platform for his curatorial debut.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sent a defiant message to the authorities in Beijing on Tuesday in an opening address to the Stockholm Film Festival where he is on the jury -- but in spirit only. The 56-year-old avant-garde artist,...Show More Summary
An empty forest in China has been transformed into a $164 million development built by top architects and designers, including dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Take an interactive tour of the quixotic development.
In this Weekend Planner: the AGO's Ai Weiwei exhibition closes, Torontonians gather for yet another Night of Dread, and the Toronto Poetry Slam returns. Parades: Halloween is quickly approaching, which means one of Toronto’s spookier events will soon be making its return. Show More Summary
The latest iteration of Forever Bicycles by artist and activist Ai Weiwei was made using 3000 bikes stacked side by side. The trippy installation was part of Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche art festival and will stay up until Oct. 27th.
The giant pile of bikes dominates Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square.
Carrie Mae Weems tackles issues of identity and belonging, Kimsooja has a thirty-year retrospective, Ai Weiwei organizes a film program, and more.
A book entitled Immolations in Tibet: The Shame of the World by Tibetan poet Tsering Woeser and illustrated by Ai Weiwei was launched this Thursday in Paris, the AFP reports. The book is currently only available in French and 'tries to get to the root of why at least 120 Tibetans have set themselves alight in recent years, most in China but some outside the country.' [ more › ]
You don't have to be a cycling enthusiast to appreciate the enormity and beauty of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's creation on display in Toronto this month. Forever Bicycles is a larger–than–life sculpture of 3,144 interlocked steel bicycles bathed in blue and pink light. Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei mounts 3,144 bicycles, Marina Abramovi? installs her version of The Scream, Alfredo Jaar creates a symphony of crying babies, and more.
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Ai Weiwei is a world renowned contemporary artist who is probably best know for his famous 'Bird's Nest' design of the national stadium - which formed the centrepiece of China's 2008 Olympic Games. But that doesn't stop Ai Weiwei from...Show More Summary
While Chinese artist/rocker/political activist Ai Weiwei is more famous in the west, his older brother Ai Xuan is also a highly accomplished artist domestically. [ more › ]