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Little Girl Breaks 2,000-Year-Old Vase, And Museum Is Thrilled

8 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

No, she didn’t pull an Ai Weiwei. “A little girl accidentally broke a 2,000-year-old glass vessel during a visit to the Israel Museum on Sunday. The museum said the object has now been repaired and is in better shape than it was before.”

Forever Bicycles

This is the last "sculpture" the City of London Corporation will inflict on the Square Mile this year: Ai Weiwei's Forever (2014) a stack of stainless steel bicycles. It will be installed outside Norman Foster’s Gherkin between 4 and 13 September to advertise the RA's Ai Weiwei exhibition, which opens on 19 September. This is the fifth edition of Sculpture in the City (CLICK).

Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

last weekArts : Artdaily

Between 4 and 13 September, Ai Weiwei?s Forever, (2014), will be installed in front of the 30 St Mary?s Axe, commonly known as the Gherkin, as part of the fifth edition of Sculpture in the City and in partnership with The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition. Show More Summary

watch yayoi kusama’s polka dots and ai weiwei’s chairs come alive

A visual artist and former NASA intern brought the contemporary art titans together using CGI.

Ai Weiwei

last weekArts : Night and Day

In September, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of works by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This follows his installation of porcelain sunflower seeds in Tate… Read more The post Ai Weiwei appeared first on The Spectator.

‘Themes & Variations’, A Fascinating Short Film That Reimagines Existing Art Through Digital Rendering

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Ziye Liu, a student at Savannah Collage of Art and Design has created “Themes & Variations” a fascinating short film that reimagines the existing art of Yayoi Kusuma and Ai Weiwei through CGI rendering. The film is part of Liu’s thesis towards a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Effects degree. Contemporary art such as […]

CGI Short Animates Ai Weiwei and Kusama Masterpieces

GIFs and screecaps by the author via Contemporary art titans Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei (whose works we've covered here, here, and here) get a futuristic update that only CGI can illustrate in animator Ziye Liu's new short film, Themes and Variations. Show More Summary

Watch Ai Weiwei's art iterate into strange animated objects

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Themes & Variations, by Ziye Liu, is an animated short film, based upon the art of Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei, which uses computer extrapolation techniques to create "new versions" of their work. There's more at

Top Posts From AJBlogs 08.13.15

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Reading the Tea Leaves: What is Ai Weiwei Thinking? AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2015-08-13 Weekend Listening Tip: Jazz Port Townsend All-Stars AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2015-08-12 So you want to see a show? AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2015-08-13 [ssba_hide]

Artist Ai Weiwei says China at 'critical point'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ructions in the Chinese stock market and currency suggest the country has reached a "critical point" where the absence of democratic freedoms is a growing threat to economic stability, Chinese artist and free-speech advocate Ai Weiwei says.

Top Posts From AJBlogs 08.10.15

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Ai Weiwei Watch: International Travel Plans, Sympathy for His Tormentors AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2015-08-10 The Reign of the Director AJBlog: OperaSleuth Published 2015-08-10 Just because: Miles Davis improvises a film score AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2015-08-10 [ssba_hide]

How to Get a Wink from Ai Weiwei's Cat

A wink reward from Ai Weiwei's cat via The Royal Academy of Arts Kickstarter London’s Royal Academy of Arts wants to bring Ai Weiwei’s Tree sculptures to their courtyard—and they need your help. They’re using Kickstarter to crowdfund...Show More Summary

China's Ai Weiwei says wants to teach art at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, in Germany after being barred from overseas travel for four years, says he is interested in teaching for a while in Berlin. Taking up the offer of a guest professorship at the University of Fine Arts...Show More Summary

China's most prominent artist, Ai Weiwei, says expects to be able to return to China

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

China's most prominent artist Ai Weiwei, who arrived in Germany last week on his first overseas trip since his passport was confiscated four years ago, said Wednesday he expects to be able to return home. In his first lengthy interview...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei Gets Assuances From China That He Can Return

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Ai traveled to Munich last week after having his passport returned, four years after it was confiscated, for a medical checkup and to see his young son. In an interview with the Munich-based daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung published on Wednesday, the dissident artist said Chinese authorities now have a more positive attitude toward him.”

UK Grants Ai Weiwei Six-Month Visa, Apologizes

Britain says it is granting dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, apologizing for rejecting his application over an alleged criminal conviction.

UK apologises and grants visa to China artist Ai Weiwei

Interior ministry reverses rejection of six-month business visa over alleged criminal conviction of dissident artist.

United Kingdom grants Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing decision

last monthArts : Artdaily

Britain's interior minister ordered officials Friday to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing a decision to restrict him to a short trip that had prompted condemnation from rights groups. Home Secretary...Show More Summary

UK Apologizes To Ai Weiwei, Grants Him Six-Month Visa

“On Thursday Ai disclosed that the British embassy in Beijing had turned down his request for a business visa, saying he had failed to disclose a criminal conviction. Instead it gave him a visa covering 20 days in September, when a major exhibition of Ai’s work is opening at London’s Royal Academy.”

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