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 »
By Hal Johnson, 2014 ARCA student and DNA Consultant Few contemporary artists are more socially and politically conscious than Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei. His world views are often expressed in his work, which has become his most powerful means of communication now that the Chinese government has curtailed his attempts at free speech. Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons and other pop art devotees.
Alibaba's founder says the company puts customers first. So why did they shut down an online shop selling t-shirts in support of Ai Weiwei?
Ai Weiwei is still legally unable to leave China due to accusations of tax evasion, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating stunning pieces of art — remotely. Hiring others to install his works for him, he’s opened @Large, an… The post Ai Weiwei Transforms a Bathroom on Alcatraz Prison’s Medical Wing appeared first on Selectism.
This week, the case against repatriating cultural artifacts, British surrealists against fascism, Ai Weiwei on the internet, Isamu Noguchi's playground, and more.