"Armory Focus: China" curator Philip Tinari discusses artists Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld created a supermarket for supermodels at the Grand Palais in Paris. The food was not for eatin', so Karl "nobody wants curvy models" Lagerfeld can still keep his reputation intact. [Gawker] Sales reports from the ADAA are already coming in. Show More Summary
When Maximo Caminero walked into a Miami art gallery last month and smashed one of Ai Weiwei's painted vases on the floor, we know what you were thinking: damn, that looks like a good time. [ more › ]
This week, tensions in Ukraine mount, responsibility of architects, aestheticizing politics, Spike Lee's gentrification rant, Ai Weiwei on the internet's influence on his work, and much more.
by Emma Carmichael Moon, a collaborative online (by necessity) project by artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson, invites you to draw on the moon. From Art Forum, back in December: The organizers have seen a transformation in the content since the site was launched. Show More Summary
“We do not support the act, but we support the intention,” said one local artist.
S. Brent Plate meditates on Ai Weiwei and the paradox of iconoclasm: In the modern age, as art has become sacred, the smashing of the artistic tradition becomes itself an iconoclastic act. One of Ai’s great works is a large-scale, three-panel photo artwork from 1995 titled Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn. It is iconoclastic, smashing an object of the past […]
Ai Weiwei?s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold series are now on view as part of the "Personal Choice: Collectors? Selections from their own Collections" exhibition at the Garage Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow (February 14 ? April 6, 2014). Show More Summary
Security footage shows the unauthorized destruction by a Miami artist of one of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s works turns out to have been, like Hannah Arendt’s evil, noteworthy mostly for its banality.
Art is under attack. Another week, another expensive poke in the eye. Last Sunday, Miami artist Maximo Caminero destroyed a $1 million vase by Ai Weiwei in protest at the… Continue reading The post Anything you can smash, I can smash better appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A US artist has been charged with criminal mischief over $1,000 USD after he smashed a $1 million vase created by Ai Weiwei at an art museum in Miami as a "spontaneous protest" against its favoritism towards international artists. Watch the offense go down as little fucks are given. [ more › ]
"Don't touch," a guard warned, seconds before a 51-year-old Miami artist picked up an Ai Weiwei vase worth a million dollars and smashed it to pieces on the ground. Read more...
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Maximo Caminero, a Miami-based artist, was named in a police affidavit as the defendant. He told an officer that his act was a protest against the gallery's decision to only display international art.
On Monday, news outlets around the world reported that a Miami artist smashed a $1 Ai Weiwei vase at Pérez Art Museum Miami. $1 million!? It turns out that the widely reported dollar amount was pulled out of thin air by the arresting officer. The cop, says New York Times reporter Nick Madigan, “tried to … Read More
In his first remarks since local artist Maximo Caminero smashed a vase in one of his artworks on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Ai Weiwei told the Associated Press that he doesn't understand or agree with the vandal's actions.
You break it, you... can't afford it.
The art world was appalled by a Miami artist's deliberate destruction of a $1 million Ai Weiwei vase on exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum earlier this week. Artist Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief for destroying the Chinese dissident's
A Florida artist is looking at up to five years in prison after smashing what he thought was a cheap pot at the Pérez Art Museum Miami—but that turned out to be a $1 million vase from the Han Dynasty, displayed in the museum as part of an exhibit curated by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
An American man was in the news yesterday after he smashed one of Ai Weiwei's iconic painted vases in a protest against foreign art in his local gallery. One would expect Ai Weiwei to appreciate the irony, as some of his most famous work has centered around smashing, defacing, and otherwise 'modifying' priceless vases. Ai Weiwei was not amused. [ more › ]