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About four years ago, I attended an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. It featured the work of Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist and activist whose courageous muckraking was memorably chronicled in Alison...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei Addresses The Refugee Crisis With His Latest Art Installation

The piece uses 1,005 life jackets to form a lotus-like pattern on a pool of water

Ai Weiwei’s Latest Art Installation Addresses the Tragedy of the Refugee Crisis

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unveiled his latest installation, F.Lotus – 1,005 refugees’ life jackets drifting in a baroque pond at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace. Ai, who earlier this year attached 14,000 life jackets to the columns of a Berlin concert house, said that the work was his way of addressing the tragedy of Europe’s migrant crisis. “There are […]

Self-portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei explored at Scottish National Portrait Galler

last weekArts : Artdaily

The many extraordinary ways that artists have created works using their own image are being explored in a major international exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. From Rembrandt?s famously unflinching treatment...Show More Summary

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond

last weekArts : Artdaily

Visitors to Vienna's Belvedere Palace were confronted Wednesday with 1,005 refugees' life jackets drifting in the baroque pond -- courtesy of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The installation, entitled "F. Lotus", consists of 201Show More Summary

Cathedral of the central city of Cuenca to host dissident artist Ai Weiwei incarceration exhibit

last weekArts : Artdaily

An installation by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei portraying his experience in solitary detention in China will go on display at a cathedral in Spain later this month, organisers said Thursday. The exhibit, which consists of sixShow More Summary

Heong Gallery presents Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's first exhibition in Cambridge

last monthArts : Artdaily

Ai Weiwei?s much-loved trees have been installed at The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge. Ai Weiwei: Cubes and Trees (17 June?9 October 2016), focusses on two popular series of works ? cubes and trees ? which are being shown alongside objects and videos not previously seen in the UK. Show More Summary

London's Tate Modern Reopens This Weekend with New Pyramid Tower

The contemporary art museum unveils a new look, a new focus on female artists, and a 23-foot sculpture by Ai Weiwei.

UTA Signs Ai Weiwei As Artist Mobilizes Global Refugee Crisis Docu ‘The Human Flow’

UTA has signed Beijing-born artist and social activist Ai Weiwei. Among the creative initiatives the agency will assist in is to help with the financing and distribution strategy of The Human Flow, the tentative title of a feature documentary...Show More Summary

Major international exhibition featuring Andy Warhol an Ai Weiwei opens in Pittsburgh

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Andy Warhol Museum opened a major international exhibition featuring two significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries?Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei? June 4, 2016. The exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia, on December 11, 2015, to record-breaking attendance. Show More Summary

The ‘Poor Chinese Kid’ Who Grew Up to Have a Show With Warhol

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Their paths crossed in New York: Ai Weiwei was a hungry kid, and Andy Warhol was a star. But they had more in common than not, as a new show illustrates, and Mr. Ai became a star in his own right.

Ai Weiwei Wants You to Know That Surveillance Isn't Just a Problem in China

The artist's latest solo show in San Francisco addresses a growing disdain for being 'watched.'

Ai Weiwei at Cycladic opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Today, the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens unveiled Ai Weiwei at Cycladic (20 May ? 30 Oct 2016), the artist?s first major exhibition in Greece which includes a new artwork that responds to the museum?s collection. This is the artist?s first exhibition in an archaeological museum and follows a close collaboration between Ai Weiwei and the MCA. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei, Who Has Been Spending Time With Refugees, Says The EU’s Stance Is Immoral

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Speaking in Athens, where the works are going on public display for the first time from Friday, Ai said that although he had seen and experienced extreme and violent conditions in China, he ‘could never have imagined conditions like this’.”

While filming a documentary, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Thursday he felt compelled to visit Gaza to understand its part in the global refugee crisis for a documentary he is filming. While Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans have formed the bulk of the thousands of people fleeing to Europe, hundreds of Palestinians have also made the treacherous journey. Show More Summary

Book Review: Tibet on Fire

Robert Thurman reviews Tsering Woeser's book "Tibet on Fire," which explores immolations in Tibet and includes cover art by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The post Book Review: Tibet on Fire appeared first on Lion's Roar.

399,127 visitors attend Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Victoria?s blockbuster exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei closed this week with a final attendance of 399,127, making it the highest-selling ticketed exhibition in the NGV?s history. Director Tony Ellwood said,...Show More Summary

Lego: It Was A Mistake Not To Sell Bricks To Ai Weiwei

The company originally said it “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake". The company found itself at the centre of a social media storm last year after...Show More Summary

LEGO said it was a 'mistake' not selling bricks to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei

LEGO, ya blew it. The toy brick company has admitted that it was a "mistake" to not sell its product to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who requested a bulk order for an artwork last year. SEE ALSO: At long last, LEGO's first official...Show More Summary

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