The company originally said it “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works
Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake". The company found itself at the centre of a social media storm last year after...Show More Summary
LEGO, ya blew it. The toy brick company has admitted that it was a "mistake" to not sell its product to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who requested a bulk order for an artwork last year. SEE ALSO: At long last, LEGO's first official...Show More Summary
This spring, Haines Gallery presents an exhibition of important works by the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Entitled Overrated, the exhibition finds the artist grappling with history, challenging authority, and reanimating classical mythology to address the abuses of power that shape our present. Show More Summary
The billionaire family that owns Danish toy company Lego A/S said it was a “mistake” to refuse Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei’s request for a bulk order of its iconic bricks.
Artists from Banksy to Ai Weiwei are creating works that address the refugee crisis, but where do we draw the line between raising awareness and exploitation?
The Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria has welcomed its 300,000th visitor, making it the most popular ticketed summer exhibition in the NGV?s history. Minister for Creative Industries Martin FoleyShow More Summary
Last fall, London’s Royal Academy of Arts ran a big retrospective on Ai WeiWei. When it closed, the museum turned the exhibit into an interactive, tour. The post Take a 360-Degree Tour Through 25 Years of Ai Weiwei's Art appeared first on WIRED.
Andy Warhol was an art giant — is Ai Weiwei just standing on his shoulders, or on an altogether different planet?
Moritz Reichartz's 'Mashup Between the Clouds' looks impossible, but feels so real.
On March 24, 2011, about a week before renowned artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at the Beijing International Airport, another Chinese artist by the name of Guo Gai was arrested, along with a handful of people, by the Chinese government at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art.
In its ongoing effort to further artistic connection between the public and artist, Heather James Fine Art announced their latest collaboration and loan to several museums throughout the western United States to exhibit Artist Ai Weiwei?s popular Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Gold and Bronze series. Show More Summary
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday sat for a haircut and trim from a migrant barber at the Greek border camp of Idomeni to once again draw attention to the plight of thousands trapped there in squalor. "I needed a haircut... Show More Summary
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei set up a white grand piano in a muddy, rain-drenched refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border Saturday, allowing a young Syrian woman to tinkle the ivories for the first time in years. Performing...Show More Summary
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei brought music to Syrian migrants in a muddy Greek refugee camp with the temporary installation of a white grand piano. A contemporary artist and political dissident in his native China, Ai Weiwei has been visiting the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border where he has spoken out against the wretched... Show More Summary
To bring attention to the issues of censorship and Internet surveillance, Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and Ai Weiwei are teaming up with AdBlock and Amnesty International to launch an online protest campaign. The campaign is starting Friday...Show More Summary
On the eve of World Day against Cyber Censorship, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot, and American whistle-blower Edward Snowden, have together launched a campaign to spread online protests against growing government restrictions on citizens’ expression, the Verge reports. Show More Summary
Edward Snowden, Ai Weiwei and Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have been recruited by Amnesty International for a campaign promoting the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, which falls on March 12. Launched in conjunction with Adblock, the purpose of the campaign is to attract attention to the fact that all over the world, global governments are […]
Chinese artist criticises European politicians for not welcoming refugees whose "very basic rights are being neglected".