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Matthew Niederhauser

Ai Weiwei poses in front of his studio with one of his cats. Beijing 2012 Matthew Niederhauser’s (b.1982, USA) interest in Asia and photography emerged in high school with Mandarin courses and late nights in the darkroom. His  photography covering youth culture and urban development in China has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, […]

Two concurrent exhibitions devoted to the work of Ai Weiwei open in New York City

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Francis M. Naumann Fine Art announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions devoted to the work of Ai Weiwei, the infamous Chinese dissident whose work not only challenges prevailing aesthetic tendencies, but also defies the entrenched political system in which he lives. Show More Summary

Watch: Chinese Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Short 'The Sand Storm' with Ai Weiwei

This morning's must watch short film comes from China, but also comes straight from the Telluride Film Festival. It's called The Sand Storm from filmmaker Jason Wishnow, who returns to narrative filmmaking after working on the TEDTalks web series. Show More Summary

Watch Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei in the Sci-Fi Short Film “The Sand Storm”

Jason Wishnow, the filmmaker responsible for the motivational and inspiring TED talks, presents a sci-fi short film about a dystopian future where water is scarce. “The Sand Storm” features Chinese artist Ai Weiwei as a water smuggler, but… Watch Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei in the Sci-Fi Short Film “The Sand Storm” is a post by Alec Banks on Highsnobiety.

Looking at Cats with Ai Weiwei

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

“It’s all about the cats,” Ai Weiwei said recently, sitting in his Beijing compound in conversation with a writer for a new feline-themed magazine called Puss Puss. “They stay here, some have babies here, but it’s their home and really an oasis for us.”

Telluride: Fandor Acquires Sci-Fi Short ‘The Sand Storm’ Starring Ai Weiwei

EXCLUSIVE: Indie film subcription service Fandor has acquired sci-fi short film The Sand Storm ahead of its Telluride debut this weekend, and has set a day and date release coinciding with its world premiere this Sunday, August 31. The narrative short is directed by Jason Wishnow, the filmmaker behind the viral idea-fostering TED Talks. Show More Summary

WATCH: Activist Ai Weiwei Looks at Fellow Chinese Dissident's Life with AIDS

“I’m not all that important. Death is an honor. I mean, living is an honor. How should I put it? A great life and an honorable death.”~Liu Ximei in the documentary, Stay Home read more

The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

3 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk …

Watch: Ai Weiwei Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

3 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

“Ah yes, the summer of 2014, I remember it well,” you’ll tell your robot grandchildren. “The world lost Elaine Stritch…Robin Williams—tragic! And everyone was dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.” The latest celebrity to take...Show More Summary

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

4 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown diptychs on Twitter, Ai Weiwei vase smasher pleads not guilty, John Baldessari offers a dose of fame, and more.

Artist pleads guilty to smashing Ai Weiwei vase

last monthArts : Artdaily

A Dominican-born man pleaded guilty and apologized Wednesday for destroying a valuable vase that was part of a Miami exhibition by celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Maximo Caminero, 51, a local artist, must pay $10,000 in restitution and was given 18 months' probation as part of a plea bargain, prosecutors said. Show More Summary

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Puss Puss is a New Designy Magazine About Cats — Design News

Puss Puss, a London-based magazine started by graphic designer and art director Maria Joudina, has launched its first issue. The debut volume includes interviews with artist and cat lover Ai Weiwei and 60s fashion model-turned-activist Celia Hammond. READ MORE »

Beyond Exotic: Asian American Artists Retell Ai Weiwei's Story

We are taught most of our lives to be law-abiding citizens, to bite our tongue against authority and that meritocracy is pure. Add the racial stereotypes and cultural expectations of Asian to that, and the result becomes that Asian Americans are subjugated to being very, very submissive. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally create Pull of the Moon through an unprecedented international art collaboration

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, created Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. Show More Summary

The Scope of Ai Weiwei’s Imagination

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

BERLIN — This is the final weekend to see Ai Weiwei: Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin. The German exhibition is a sweeping survey of mostly recent work that occupies 32,000 square feet of gallery space across 18 rooms.

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2 months agoArts : Art21 Blog

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

Ai Weiwei Collaborates with Navajo Artist — Design News

A brand new, large-scale collaborative work from Ai Weiwei appeared in the US this weekend. Pull of the Moon is a collaboration with the Navajo artist Bert Benally for Navajo TIME, a nine-year-old art event that brings temporary art to the Navajo nation. READ MORE »

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