Baltimore renters complain about a property owned by Jared Kushner, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]
“Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” a focused but sprawling exhibition of recent works, will open at the Smithsonian’s contemporary art museum on June 28.
Trump likes an Abdullah Al-Othman photograph of a former Islamic shelter for widows and divorced women wrapped in tin foil (all housing should be gilded?). This is one of the precious few details from Trump’s tour of the Saudi contemporary art scene, one of the lesser discussed sideshows from the circus that is his middle east visit. Show More Summary
Does the political content of his art translate to a botanical garden and sculpture park in Michigan? The post Weighing Ai Weiwei’s Work Amid Butterflies and Botanical Life appeared first on Hyperallergic.
"The harm of a censorship system is not just that it impoverishes intellectual life; it also fundamentally distorts the rational order in which the natural and spiritual worlds are understood. The censorship system relies on robbing a person of the self-perception that one needs in order to maintain an independent existence. It cuts off one’s […]
Cutting edge contemporary art brand The Skateroom, unveils two limited edition collections with internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey, in response to the first 100 days of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Show More Summary
“A lot of people felt defeated and hopeless by Trump’s election,” Fairey tells the Daily Beast. “But I feel his election should energize people to resist apathy, ignorance, sexism, xenophobia, and racism.”
With the Trump administration now in office for 100 days, artistic activists Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey have teamed up with The Skateroom to mark the moment with a set of politically charged artworks. By inviting artists to create limited edition artworks on skateboards, The Skateroom, in turn, supports art institutions and non-profit projects that empower children […]
Artist-activists Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey have teamed up to launch a new series of artwork today in response to the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The pieces are printed on an intriguing medium: limited-edition skateboards. Show More Summary
"Maybe 'one country, one system' is better." [ more › ]
Conceived in response to the current humanitarian disaster, Law of the Journey is rooted in the artist's research while on location at refugee camps in Greece The post Ai Weiwei Floats a New Project About the Refugee Crisis appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Château La Coste, in partnership with Luise Faurschou, announced an exhibition with Ai Weiwei to celebrate the artist?s new permanent work on the vineyard. Over the past two years, Ai Weiwei has been developing a new permanent project...Show More Summary
DOHA (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei called on wealthy Gulf Arab states to take in more Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying the surge of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East was a "test for humanity".
"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" [ more › ]
As debates over immigration policy and the refugee crisis continue to rage across the United States, Ai Weiwei, the Beijing-born provocateur, has revealed his plans to raise more than 100 wire security fences across New York City. On...Show More Summary
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will build over 100 fence installations around the city this fall as part of his latest project, Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. [ more › ]
A look at this week's art news, including Ai Weiwei's upcoming multi-site public art project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Milan.
But it's ironic. Ai Weiwei, the provocative Chinese artist, will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City this fall for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date....You're...Show More Summary
The Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei will build dozens of fences in New York for an exhibition opening in October that focuses on walls that divide people and mark borders. A champion of refugees and migrants, Ai is calling his newShow More Summary