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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posts photos of suspected bugging devices in his Beijing studio

last weekArts : Artdaily

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has posted photos on his Instagram account that suggest listening devices were planted in his Beijing studio. The photos, which were posted on Sunday on the image-sharing social network, include pictures of wires pulled out from a wall socket and another device with about a dozen wires protruding from it. Show More Summary

Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

“There’s always a surprise,” Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei wrote on Instagram yesterday, captioning a photograph of a surveillance device he found hidden in his studio after returning to Beijing from his first trip overseas in four years.

Ai Weiwei Discovers Listening Devices Hidden Throughout His Art Studio

Over the weekend, well known Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei uploaded photographs to Instagram and Twitter revealing the existence of previously hidden listening devices planted in the walls of his Beijing art studio. "There will...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei Returns to Beijing to Find Listening Devices in His Studio and Home

The Chinese artist and activist, who had just taken his first overseas trip in four years, said that he had uncovered several listening devices hidden around his work space and living room.

The Mysterious Death of an Art Thief & Deep Dream Make-Up: Last Week in Art

Also, Ai Weiwei found recording devices, possibly left by Chinese authorities, bugging his studio.

Ai Weiwei Returns To China And His Studio, Where He Finds ‘Listening Devices’

“In a video posted on Instagram, someone sets off firecrackers in a bin next to the device. The accompanying text reads: ‘Can you hear this?'”

Ai Weiwei uncovers listening devices at his Beijing home during renovation

Having recently returned from a spell of travelling, dissident artist Ai Weiwei recently uncovered a collection of listening devices while renovating his home in Beijing [ more › ]

Electric Objects Is Offering An Exclusive "Digital Print" From Ai Weiwei

In a fundraising campaign for the month of October, the innovative digital art platform experiments with ways to rarify digital art. In 2014, Electric Objects emerged as one of the most exciting digital art platforms with its EO1, a framed screen that displays the most beautiful parts of the internet on your wall. Show More Summary

Anti-NSA Pandas by Ai Weiwei and Jacob Appelbaum Go Digital

'Panda to Panda' gets immortalized on an exclusive Electric Objects digital picture frame.

Bells, Bicycles, and Other Monumental Sculptures Land in London’s Financial District

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LONDON — For the fifth edition of the Sculpture in the City public art exhibition, towering names in contemporary art like Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, and Kris Martin have sculptures alongside the financial district's skyscrapers.

Watch Ai Weiwei & Jacob Applebaum Combat Government Propaganda in “Panda to Panda”

American technologist Jacob Applebaum and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei share a similar distaste for bureaucratic processes at home and abroad. The duo’s joint project entitled “Panda to Panda” discusses the idea of privacy in the digital… The post Watch Ai Weiwei & Jacob Applebaum Combat Government Propaganda in “Panda to Panda” appeared first on Selectism.

Heritage Auctions announces first Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in New York

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Surveillance Camera, 2010 ? an evocative sculpture, never before at auction, by celebrated artist Ai Weiwei who has dedicated his art to champion the cause of a free and open government ? leads Heritage Auctions' fall Modern & Contemporary Art Auction to be held for the first time ever in New York on October 28. Show More Summary

CAC Malaga presents the first showing in Spain of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga presents the first ever showing in Spain of Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Curated by Fernando Francés, the exhibition features 12 bronze sculptures over three metres tall that represent the heads of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Show More Summary

Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei to be the guest editor for Foam magazine's next issue

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Foam Magazine announces that world-renowned Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei will be the guest editor for the magazine?s next issue released in December 2015. The issue will be entirely dedicated to the theme ?Freedom of Expression under Surveillance?. Show More Summary

Insta of the Week: Julian Assange Flips the Bird with Ai Weiwei

Warning: if you're offended by civil disobedience and or middle fingers, skip this post.

Ai Weiwei serves the people

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

NEAR the entrance of Ai Weiwei’s new exhibit at the Royal Academy in London is a sign saying that the works represent a powerful exploration of Chinese culture, history and material. Together with his relentless campaigning for human rights, it says, this has been “instrumental in establishing him as an artist of international stature”. Show More Summary

6 powerful pieces from the Ai Weiwei exhibit in London

Ai Weiwei has been censored, beaten up, imprisoned and trapped in bureaucratic limbo Yet the Chinese dissident artist still manages to keep up a cheeky middle finger at the authorities and continue with his art and activism. See also:...Show More Summary

Art stars Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei stage refugee solidarity walk in London

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and British sculptor Anish Kapoor staged a symbolic walk through London in solidarity with the world's refugees on Thursday with blankets slung across their shoulders. The two were joined by dozensShow More Summary

That thing when Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange took a selfie

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Think of it as the anti-state visit. Outspoken Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei recently posted a selfie with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is still cooped up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. Both are giving the finger to the camera. The image also appeared on the WikiLeaks Twitter account. Ai was in London this […]

Ai Weiwei opens new exhibition in London, hangs out with Julian Assange

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei seems to be enjoying his newfound freedom. He is opening a major exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts on Saturday and has also found the time to snap possibly the most dissident selfie ever with Wikilinks co-founder Julian Assange. [ more › ]

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