55 works that reflect the current trends in the art world, are live for bidding on artnet Auctions now through October 27. Featured artists include Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Peter Halley, Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Sam Falls, Marilyn Minter, Richard Prince, Chuck Close, Theaster Gates, Guillermo Kuitca, Mickalene Thomas, and more. Show More Summary
This week in art news: Ai Weiwei's lawyer was jailed for 12 years, a fire tore through Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art, and a statue of Vladimir Lenin was removed from the East Village.
FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has hung bright orange rubber dinghies from the walls of an elegant Renaissance palace in Florence to draw attention to the plight of refugees, but some complain that the installation ruins the harmony of the city center. Show More Summary
This autumn, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will present Italy's first major retrospective dedicated to Ai Weiwei, one of the world's most celebrated and influential contemporary artists, curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi. Show More Summary
This autumn, Foam presents #SafePassage, an exhibition by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing). Having left a life of constant government surveillance, the artist feels a personal affinity with the growing influx of refugees attempting to enter the EU. Show More Summary
Sculptor Anish Kapoor has shown his work at an international art exhibition in China despite previously indicating that he may pull out in support of his friend, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was banned from taking part. In August, Weiwei...Show More Summary
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei Thursday unveiled thousands of mobile phone pictures of refugees at his newest exhibition, saying it aimed to speak with "one voice" for those who have fled to Europe's shores. Entitled #SafePassage,...Show More Summary
600 years of self-portraiture emerges in 'Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei.'
It's called 'Home Land Security' and features the work of 16 artists from 11 countries. [ more › ]
Starting September 10 through December, the mind behind the Ai Weiwei Alcatraz exhibition will bring artists' works to the long-vacant batteries Poke around the Presidio’s Fort Scott and you’ll stumble on the old army batteries, long-abandoned,...Show More Summary
Also: Peter Doig won a multi-million dollar settlement, and Ai Weiwei was dropped from the Yinchuan Biennale.
A look at this week's art news, including Ai Weiwei's clash with China's Yinchuan Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Santa Barbara to Basel.
“Ai tweeted that he received a ‘vague letter’ from Yinchuan MoCA’s artistic director Hsieh Suchen that ‘the decision is made by higher officials’ due to the show’s status as part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative to build a new Silk Road of overland economic and cultural exchange with countries to China’s west.”
NYU Abu Dhabi’s fall exhibition features Ai Weiwei, Addie Wagenknecht and other heavy-hitting new media artists’ critiques of technology.
About four years ago, I attended an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. It featured the work of Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist and activist whose courageous muckraking was memorably chronicled in Alison...Show More Summary
The piece uses 1,005 life jackets to form a lotus-like pattern on a pool of water
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unveiled his latest installation, F.Lotus – 1,005 refugees’ life jackets drifting in a baroque pond at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace. Ai, who earlier this year attached 14,000 life jackets to the columns of a Berlin concert house, said that the work was his way of addressing the tragedy of Europe’s migrant crisis. “There are […]
The many extraordinary ways that artists have created works using their own image are being explored in a major international exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. From Rembrandt?s famously unflinching treatment...Show More Summary
Visitors to Vienna's Belvedere Palace were confronted Wednesday with 1,005 refugees' life jackets drifting in the baroque pond -- courtesy of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The installation, entitled "F. Lotus", consists of 201Show More Summary