Since his notorious 2011 arrest, China’s most internationally famous artist couldn’t show his work at home and couldn’t travel abroad. Galkleries and the press weren’t even supposed to mention his name. Now he has four solo shows going in the capital. Is the government rehabilitating him?
The Royal Academy of Arts is staging a major Ai Weiwei show in September. With the artist banned from leaving China, designer Harry Pearce decided to go and visit him at his Beijing studio to create an image that would symbolically bring the artist to London. He explains what happened next
The Chinese government might be relaxing its censorious attitude toward Ai Weiwei.
A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ? Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei ? will open at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, in December 2015, and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, in June 2016. Show More Summary
Opposites attract in this double bill of art giants from the 20th and 21st century, at Melbourne’s NGV from December
Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist, realized an auction record on Monday when his installation "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" sold for 3.4 million British pounds (about $5.4 million) at a Phillips auction in London, though the selling price came in at the low end of estimates.
In 2011, Ai Weiwei was arrested without charge, his blog disabled and his Twitter barred. But it’s not that easy to silence a genius…
Portrait by Gao Yuan Ai Weiwei’s art has long protested his government's oppression of its people. His tweets are no different. Ai was banned from Chinese Twitter (Sina Weibo) and his blog was shut down by Chinese forces. Never one to...Show More Summary
Phillips presents highlights from the June Contemporary Art Auctions including highlights by Ai Weiwei, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke, Raqib Shaw, Andreas Gursky, Yue Minjun, Damien Hirst and Mark Bradford. The Contemporary...Show More Summary
Pin it Ai Weiwei's first major survey in the UK is coming to the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition will include 90 tons of the artist's steel work, Straight. READ MORE »
Paddle8 follows up on its Gentlemen’s Accessories auction with a new Photography auction, offering more vintage works by prominent figures. This time on sale are works by the likes of Richard Prince, Andrew Moore, Hiroshi Sugimoto… The post Ai Weiwei, Annie Liebovitz & More for Paddle8’s Photography Auction appeared first on Selectism.
A Conversation with James Taylor Mike Ragogna: James, your new album Before This World is your first project comprised of new compositions since 2002's October Road. You've released a few projects during that time, but it's been thirteen years since your last album of original material. Show More Summary
The authorities let him stage a show in Beijing, so the curator of his upcoming Royal Academy exhibition is hopeful.
A Chinese newspaper with close links to the Communist Party on Thursday called on famed artist Ai Weiwei to abandon his "previous politics" after the dissident was allowed to stage a rare exhibition in China. China's best known contemporary...Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, dissident and recent recipient of Amnesty International's top human rights honor, opened his solo exhibition "Ai Weiwei" last weekend in Beijing, making this the first solo show he's launched in his home country. [ more › ]
Joan Baez and artist Ai Weiwei were awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award on Thursday, May 21, at a ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world. _________________________________ The Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award recognizes those who have shown exceptional leadership in the...
Photo courtesy of Birdstriking Birdstriking guitarist and frontman He Fan called my cell phone using Skype on his laptop. He's been to the US three times for tours with the band Carsick Cars, but this current run is the first American excursion for his other project Birdstriking. Show More Summary
Heather James Fine Art announced the loan of Ai Weiwei?s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010) and its sponsorship of the exhibition on view at the Portland Art Museum now through September 13. The installation consists of a dozen gold-gilt bronze sculptures representing the animal symbols from the traditional Chinese zodiac. Show More Summary
Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday honoured Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US folk singer Joan Baez as joint winners of its Ambassador of Conscience Award. The London-based group said its highest prize, to be...Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads may be in the midst of a worldwide tour after visiting New York City, Mexico City, and London, but we've decided that nothing will beat their current temporary home in Jackson, Wyoming. As one of...