Qatar Museums' Fire Station hopes internationally-renowned artist Ai Weiwei's exhibition about the refugee crisis will help inspire local artists to produce thought-provoking work.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) will be hosting a Facebook live conversation with Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei tomorrow. Weiwei, who has been openly critical of the Chinese Government’s stance on democracy and human rights, is in Australia to launch his latest venture, the film Human Flow which he directed and will [...]Show More Summary
Artist and activist, Ai Weiwei bears witness to what occurred in the island after Hurricane Maria.
The piece, called Remembering, was a response to the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the thousands of children who died in it because their shoddily built government schools collapsed on top of them. "The kind of authoritarian state we have in China cannot survive if it answers questions - if the truth is revealed, they are […]
A look at this week's art news, including new major commissions in the works in San Francisco, and events and exhibitions from New York to Toronto.
Both works, if selected, will be featured on Treasure Island The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) announced Monday that it will offer Chinese artist Ai Weiwei the opportunity to submit a design for two permanent new art installations...Show More Summary
Working in porcelain, Ai Weiwei On Porcelain can feel like a retrospective of his greatest hits done in a material that has been prized for centuries. The post Picturing Ai Weiwei in Istanbul appeared first on Hyperallergic.
FOMU is presenting the first solo exhibition of Chinese visual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei in Belgium. Ai?s radical visual critique of human rights violations, abuse of power, and the unchecked state control of the Chinese...Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei may be the best-known artist alive today. Years of beatings, detention, and house arrest by the Chinese government only fueled his fame in the West. Now living in exile in Germany, he has shifted focus from repression in his homeland to the global refugee crisis. Show More Summary
The list includes four bona fide celebrities (Yayoi Kusama, Ai Weiwei, David Hockney, and Damien Hirst), several stars within the art world (e.g., Carolee Schneeman, Cindy Sherman, Pope.L), and one veteran artist who's finally getting the recognition she deserves, 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid.
The show has work by Ai Weiwei, Mona Hatoum, Hank Willis Thomas and many more, all woven in Lahore and shipped to San Francisco specifically to respond to the president's ban on travelers from certain countries. "Sanctuary is distinct in its melding of faith-based practices, especially its integration of Muslim and Christian traditions – and […]
Finalists for the first three major public art projects to be installed as part of the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Treasure Island are expected to be approved Wednesday. Each of the three works is budgeted at $1 million to $2 million;...Show More Summary
The Chinese artist captures the humanity of the world's 65 million forcibly displaced people in a bid to inspire a global solution to the ongoing crisis.
The final event in the Hirshhorn Museum's Ai Weiwei series will discuss the challenges and necessity of art making amid political turmoil. The post Tania Bruguera, Hank Willis Thomas, and Eric Gottesman on Making Art in Times of Turmoil appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The ?Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads? series is internationally-acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei?s reinterpretation of the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), an imperial retreat outside Beijing. Show More Summary
Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei is one of 27 artists who have lent their support to a high profile charity auction in aid of award-winning NGO, Help Refugees. Others who have donated works include Cecily Brown, Jake and Dinos Chapman. Show More Summary
Fundación Proa presents Inoculation, a remarkable exhibition dedicated to public work and social interventions by one of the most famous and influential contemporary artists in the world, Ai Weiwei. Curated by Marcello Dantas, the exhibition...Show More Summary
There's much to be thankful for, today and any day we wake up breathing. If you're looking for a way to give back on this day of thanks, a new documentary by legendary artist and activist Ai Weiwei is here to help. READ MORE »
The Guggenheim's series Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017, curated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen, gathers documentaries by Chinese artists and filmmakers. The post Documenting the Many Contradictions of Contemporary China appeared first on Hyperallergic.
In late 2014, an Iraqi nonprofit asked famed Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei to help judge drawings made by religious minority Yazidi refugees. It was Ai’s first real connection with the global migrant catastrophe that ultimately swelled into the documentary “Human Flow,” a multinational epic...