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Chinese Artist Recounts Being Censored for Selling Ai Weiwei T-Shirt

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.

Ai Weiwei receives Amnesty International's top human rights honor

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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 › ]

New dance performance by ODC inspired by Ai Weiwei (San Francisco)

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Ai Weiwei, Harmony Korine & More Offer Life Advice in New Book

“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.

Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Finds Freedom in Alcatraz

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Ai Weiwei Remotely Directs Short Film for Berlin, I Love You — Design News

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 »

Renowned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Still Detained After 10 Months

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.

Ai Weiwei, Alcatraz, Dissent, and The Limits of Free Speech

A review of the Ai Weiwei exhibit at Alcatraz and the potential uses and limits of free speech.

Heroes of Our Time Immortalized on LEGO iPhone 6 Cases

Ai Weiwei makes phone case portraits to call attention to imprisoned and exiled activists

Weekly Roundup

4 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

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.

Art Movements

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Ai Weiwei Creates Phone Cases Printed With Lego Portraits Of Political Prisoners

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

Meijer Gardens acquires major work by prominent and provocative sculptor Ai Weiwei

last monthArts : Artdaily

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

An Auction Debut for Ai Weiwei’s ‘Zodiac Heads,’ in London

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

A complete set of Ai Weiwei's gilded bronze Zodiac heads comes up for sale.

The Interview Redux

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

Great Artists on What It Means to Be a Great Artist: Wisdom from Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramovic, Damien Hirst, Laurie Simmons, and More

2 months agoHumor : Brain Pickings

"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

Weekly Roundup

3 months agoArts : Art21 Blog

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 …

Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Rights

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.

Can You Spot the Man at the Bar at the Standard?

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 »

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