The exhibition of sound and visual art installations by the celebrated Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is coming to an end this Sunday after many months on display on Alcatraz Island. My visit to see @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz less than a week before its closing a couple of days ago got me wondering about the […]
Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering.
Olafur Eliasson's celesital visions in Contact are divine, his Little Suns do good in developing nations (and look great doing so, mind you), and Moon, his collaboration with Ai Weiwei, literally transcends the physical world, but we're not sure what tops this demonstration of the famed artist's new ad hoc anti-gravity machine. Show More Summary
Thirty-something artist Cao Fei: “Criticizing society, that’s the aesthetics of the last generation. When I started making art, I didn’t want to do political things. I was more interested in subcultures, in pop culture.”
Artists and Their Cats, a new book from Chronicle, is full of —you guessed it—artists and their cats. Included are Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Salvador Dali, Ai Weiwei and 50 others with their feline friends. READ MORE »
In a gallery in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district last week, during the city’s third annual installment of the international Art Basel fair, the Beijing-based artist Huang Rui introduced a new live work called “Red Black White Grey.” AtShow More Summary
Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.
Amnesty International honored Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Weiwei with its Ambassador of Conscience Award, the group's most prestigious human rights award. [ more › ]
On Thursday, San Francisco's groundbreaking contemporary art dance company ODC will premiere a new performance inspired by Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibit now on Alcatraz that pushes on the issues of human rights and freedom of expression. Read the rest
“What happened to Nathan is that he didn’t take advice.” If that kind of ominousness in the foreword doesn’t pique a bit of curiosity, then “Paddle Against the Flow” might not be for you. However, if you’re wondering who the… The post Ai Weiwei, Harmony Korine & More Offer Life Advice in New Book appeared first on Selectism.
San Francisco -- Ai Weiwei, once China's most internationally famous prisoner, is occupying Alcatraz -- or at least his art installations are. Banned from traveling outside his home country, Ai has remotely produced a series of politically...Show More Summary
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is joining a group of star-studded directors for the latest sequel to New York, I Love You and Paris, Je t'aime. Ai is remotely directing his 6-year-old son in a short for Berlin, I Love You based on the boy's real-life separation from his father. READ MORE »
A human rights lawyer who has defended clients ranging from Ai Weiwei to communist party officials, Pu Zhiqiang is now facing criminal charges over his postings on Weibo.
A review of the Ai Weiwei exhibit at Alcatraz and the potential uses and limits of free speech.
Ai Weiwei makes phone case portraits to call attention to imprisoned and exiled activists
New and recent work on view by Mel Chin, John Baldessari, and Ai Weiwei, as well as news featuring Pierre Huyghe, Carrie Mae Weems, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.
This week in art news: The sale of Ai Weiwei's gold-plated zodiac sculptures sets a new auction record for the artist, an artist charged with robbing a bank may get a museum exhibition, and Manhattan's so-called "Flower District" is the new Chelsea... apparently.
The Chinese artist and activist created a series of Lego portraits of prisoners of conscience. Now, they're mass-produced on phone cases. Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has collaborated with British phone accessory company goo.ey...Show More Summary
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces the acquisition and permanent siting of a major work by one of the most renowned cultural and political figures in the world, Ai Weiwei. The large-scale piece, Iron Tree, is the artist?s largest and most complex outdoor sculpture to date. Show More Summary
A complete set of Ai Weiwei's gilded bronze Zodiac heads comes up for sale.