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Ai Weiwei Splits a 400-Year-Old Temple Between Two Beijing Galleries

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

BEIJING — Between two Beijing galleries, Ai Weiwei has divided a 400-year-old temple’s 1,500 worn, wooden pieces.

Ai Weiwei creates a new monumental installation for ARoS

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A Chinese view on China and a new monumental installation created for ARoS by the legendary artist and system critic Ai Weiwei. These are some of the things awaiting the visitor when ARoS opens its doors on 21 November 2015 to the exhibition A New Dynasty ? Created in China. Show More Summary

Art - Donate your LEGO to Ai Weiwei at the Art Gallery of NSW

20 Nov-24 Dec When Chinese artist Ai Weiwei announced he had been refused a bulk order of LEGO by the Danish company, the art world was understandably indignant –...

Ai Weiwei Launches First Jewelry Collection

5 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuryes

Wearable sculpture – Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei took the world by surprise with the launch of his collection of jewelry in London. Resembling reinforcing bar used in construction, the unique 24kt gold bracelet “Rebar in Gold” is designed in various lengths, 60cm and 20cm. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei’s First Jewelry Collection is Wearable Sculpture

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is usually more known for his dissident art and outspoken views on censorship and political freedom than fine jewelry. But now the rebel creative is foraying into the accessories realm, and we’ve got to say, we… The post Ai Weiwei’s First Jewelry Collection is Wearable Sculpture appeared first on Selectism.

Ai Weiwei’s Political Prisoners in Lego

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Danish toy maker wouldnt give him a bulk order. So the dissident provocateur began posting portraits of other prominent detainees in plastic brick form to his Instagram account.

The Most Dangerous Man in China

When filmmaker Alison Klayman was shooting the documentary "Never Sorry" about Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, she was struck by the irony that Chinese authorities would go through the trouble to install surveillance cameras in the home a man who lives his life so openly on his blog and Twitter. "I kind of felt [...]

London's Royal Academy of Arts installs car to receive Ai Weiwei Lego block donations

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

One of Britain's most prestigious art institutions installed an old car Friday as a collection point for Lego block donations, after the toy company refused to supply Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The children's toy became embroiled in controversy...Show More Summary

The LEGO Group: Kids Toy Company Or Chinese Communist Party Lapdog?

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has accused the LEGO Group of “kowtowing” to the Chinese government by refusing to fulfill his bulk order of the toy bricks for his planned art installation in Australia. Lego told him it “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works." Ai posted the [...]

Insta of the Week: Ai Weiwei Fills BMWs with Lego

Lego tried to censor his "political art," so the dissident artist is crowdfunding his retort.

Ai Weiwei Collects Lego Blocks by the Beemer-Load at Brooklyn Museum

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Brooklyn Museum today became the first in the US to host a public collection point for Legos to send to Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei’s True Medium Isn’t Legos, It’s Twitter And Instagram

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“On Twitter, he puckishly retweets affirmations and condemnations alike, apparently more interested in sustaining debate than in simply winning the day. At such moments he seems less like a source of controversy than its stage manag...

Is Ai Weiwei’s Feud with Lego Really About Censorship?

Starting from childhood, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has endured an incredible amount of political upheaval, and with it came censorship. When the artist was only a year old, he and his family were sent to a labour camp where they… The post Is Ai Weiwei’s Feud with Lego Really About Censorship? appeared first on Selectism.

Museum Says It Will Collect Legos For Ai Weiwei

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“We have received many offers of donations of Lego in the past days. People have shown their generosity, creative spirit and enthusiasm to become engaged in this project, and we are pleased to be the first international collection point.

Donate your Lego for art: Ai Weiwei fills cars with Lego bricks in protest

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has taken his battle with Lego to the next level, calling on people across the world to donate their unused Lego bricks in the name of "freedom of speech."

Everything's Not Awesome: Lego Refuses To Sell Bricks To Celebrity Dissident Ai Weiwei

After iconic Danish toy brand Lego refused to fill an order, placed by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, for millions of LEGO bricks, the internet exploded with offers of Lego donations from individuals’ private collections (Weiwei intended his thwarted purchase of bricks for use in one of his famous political [...]

Ai Weiwei’s Clever, Baffling Protest Against Lego

Ai Weiwei counts among the most prominent multimedia artists, having worked materials ranging from backpacks to bronze casts. Now, however, he’s run into a snag, after the Denmark-based Lego Group refused to honor a bulk order of bricks that he had planned to use in a coming exhibition. Show More Summary

Is Lego Wrong For Refusing To Sell To Ai Weiwei?

Artist Ai Weiwei views Lego's refusal to sell him a bulk order of its bricks as an "act of censorship and discrimination." In an October 21 Instagram post, artist Ai Weiwei revealed that Lego refused to sell him a bulk order of bricks for a forthcoming installation at the National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, on political grounds. Show More Summary

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