The Art Gallery of Ontario unveiled Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei?s monumental sculpture series Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze in the reflecting pool of Toronto?s Nathan Phillips Square today. The installation precedes the AGO?s summer exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?, opening on Aug. Show More Summary
Some sculptures by China's most famous artist and activist have found their way to City Hall. WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Earlier today WHAT: These 12 bronze animal-head sculptures, each representing a different sign of the Chinese...Show More Summary
Bang is the most clamorous of Ai Weiwei’s three installations at the 2013 Venice Biennale. It seems like Ai Weiwei is everywhere. Recently, the artist dropped his first single (and video) from his upcoming heavy metal album, opened the...Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and political dissident. Although he collaborated on the construction of Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics, his criticism of the government later led to his arrest without charges and imprisonment for several months. Show More Summary
Ai WeiWei knows a thing or two about how oppressive the Chinese government can be, so when he speaks up about the US government and says that they're now acting like China with regards to the NSA surveillance system, people should sit up and pay attention. I lived in the United States for 12 years. Show More Summary
The 2012 documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry captured a Chinese activist whose ability to frustrate his country's freedom-clamping policies made him a hero. Ai knows what it feels like to live in an oppressive state, which is why his new op-ed in The Guardian should alarm Americans. Show More Summary
One of China's most distinguished artists, resident in Paris since 1986, Ma Desheng was a founder member of the progressive Stars Group which included fellow artists Huang Rui, Wang Keping, Qu Leilei and Ai Weiwei. In Selected WorksShow More Summary
Chinese activist Ai Weiwei has had his share of experience with heavy-handed treatment by the government, having been detained for 81 days by China's secret police in 2011. Now the Beijing-based artist says another country reminds him of China: the United States. In a column in the Guardian this morning, Ai harshly criticizes the U.S. Show More Summary
HBO's powerful - and powerfully depressing - documentary about the Russian art-punk band Pussy Riot is airing right now. Above is a video from last year in which Kennedy interviews The New Criterion's James Panero on Pussy Riot and...Show More Summary
Raymond Pettibon quotes rapper Notorious B.I.G., Ai Weiwei pitches 1,000 tents, Paul McCarthy has multiple exhibitions in New York City, and more.
The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has erected a 150-ton landscape of steel at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake profoundly affected the sensibility of the artist Ai Weiwei. The tragedy, in which nearly 5,200 schoolchildren...Show More Summary
For this week’s cover story, TIME magazine looked to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create the artwork seen above. Ai Weiwei used Chinese paper cutting techniques to create this red-and-white image that seems to pop out to represent China’s...Show More Summary
Time’s latest issue features one hell of a cover. The illustration was created by the Chinese dissident/political activist/artist, Ai Weiwei. To produce the absolutely stunning art, Ai used traditional Chinese paper cutting. “The image...Show More Summary
This week’s TIME cover story, which is illustrated by the artist-activist Ai Weiwei, examines China’s place in the world as it forges ahead into a new decade of leadership under recently-installed President Xi Jinping. For years, the narrative surrounding the world’s most populous country has been one of ascension, of “rise.” Now, as Xi meets U.S. Show More Summary
Dissident activist artist (delete as applicable) Ai Weiwei debuted his new installation 'S.A.C.R.E.D' at the church of Sant Antonin in Venice. [ more › ]
Some of the highlights of last year’s Sydney Film Festival were documentaries about art and artists - such as Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. With this...
The production of art in Germany today is defined by various forms of collaboration between artists from all over the world and by an intellectual and cultural climate that is profoundly international. Susanne Gaensheimer therefore intends...Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei has never been one to shy away from adressing and uncovering social and cultural coherences in his astonishing body of work. As an avid collector of various Chinese antiques he began incorporating every-day objects and furniture pieces in… Ai Weiwei’s “bang” Installation at Venice Art Biennale 2013 is a post by Fritz Radtke on Highsnobiety.
The artist and activist creates some of his most political work yet. In 2011, state police seized the artist and activist Ai Weiwei at the airport, threw a black bag over his head, and transported him to an undisclosed location where he lived under tight supervision for 81 days. Show More Summary
The three-legged stools hanging every which way in Weiwei’s “Bang” are from an era of craftsmanship that has since been eclipsed by the modern industrial age. Once made by hand from wood, the stools have stood the test of time and were handed down from