Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.
Amnesty International honored Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Weiwei with its Ambassador of Conscience Award, the group's most prestigious human rights award. [ more › ]
On Thursday, San Francisco's groundbreaking contemporary art dance company ODC will premiere a new performance inspired by Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibit now on Alcatraz that pushes on the issues of human rights and freedom of expression. Read the rest
“What happened to Nathan is that he didn’t take advice.” If that kind of ominousness in the foreword doesn’t pique a bit of curiosity, then “Paddle Against the Flow” might not be for you. However, if you’re wondering who the… The post Ai Weiwei, Harmony Korine & More Offer Life Advice in New Book appeared first on Selectism.
San Francisco -- Ai Weiwei, once China's most internationally famous prisoner, is occupying Alcatraz -- or at least his art installations are. Banned from traveling outside his home country, Ai has remotely produced a series of politically...Show More Summary
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is joining a group of star-studded directors for the latest sequel to New York, I Love You and Paris, Je t'aime. Ai is remotely directing his 6-year-old son in a short for Berlin, I Love You based on the boy's real-life separation from his father. READ MORE »
A human rights lawyer who has defended clients ranging from Ai Weiwei to communist party officials, Pu Zhiqiang is now facing criminal charges over his postings on Weibo.
A review of the Ai Weiwei exhibit at Alcatraz and the potential uses and limits of free speech.
Ai Weiwei makes phone case portraits to call attention to imprisoned and exiled activists
New and recent work on view by Mel Chin, John Baldessari, and Ai Weiwei, as well as news featuring Pierre Huyghe, Carrie Mae Weems, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.
This week in art news: The sale of Ai Weiwei's gold-plated zodiac sculptures sets a new auction record for the artist, an artist charged with robbing a bank may get a museum exhibition, and Manhattan's so-called "Flower District" is the new Chelsea... apparently.
The Chinese artist and activist created a series of Lego portraits of prisoners of conscience. Now, they're mass-produced on phone cases. Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has collaborated with British phone accessory company goo.ey...Show More Summary
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces the acquisition and permanent siting of a major work by one of the most renowned cultural and political figures in the world, Ai Weiwei. The large-scale piece, Iron Tree, is the artist?s largest and most complex outdoor sculpture to date. Show More Summary
A complete set of Ai Weiwei's gilded bronze Zodiac heads comes up for sale.
Thank academia for turning a once-useful phrase into meaningless jargon
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg should turn their talents to taking aim at the good guys like like Ai Weiwei or even Michael Moore, just to demonstrate to Kim Jong-un what democracy is all about. Can you imagine a scene where Michael Moore...Show More Summary
"Artists should be the oxygen of society. The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, to open consciousness and elevate the mind." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …
By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his exhibit. The island’s ominous history as a military fortress, … Please continue reading.
Talk about the best artist you’ve never seen! Known as the “Invisible Man,” Liu Bolin, who has been a vocal critic of China alongside his contemporaries such as Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan, has made a career by blending in — quite literally. Bolin chooses a backdrop (a supermarket, a... More »