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Telluride: Fandor Acquires Sci-Fi Short ‘The Sand Storm’ Starring Ai Weiwei

EXCLUSIVE: Indie film subcription service Fandor has acquired sci-fi short film The Sand Storm ahead of its Telluride debut this weekend, and has set a day and date release coinciding with its world premiere this Sunday, August 31. The narrative short is directed by Jason Wishnow, the filmmaker behind the viral idea-fostering TED Talks. Show More Summary

WATCH: Activist Ai Weiwei Looks at Fellow Chinese Dissident's Life with AIDS

“I’m not all that important. Death is an honor. I mean, living is an honor. How should I put it? A great life and an honorable death.”~Liu Ximei in the documentary, Stay Home read more

The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

last weekArts : Art21 Blog

Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk …

Watch: Ai Weiwei Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

“Ah yes, the summer of 2014, I remember it well,” you’ll tell your robot grandchildren. “The world lost Elaine Stritch…Robin Williams—tragic! And everyone was dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.” The latest celebrity to take...Show More Summary

The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

2 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown diptychs on Twitter, Ai Weiwei vase smasher pleads not guilty, John Baldessari offers a dose of fame, and more.

Artist pleads guilty to smashing Ai Weiwei vase

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A Dominican-born man pleaded guilty and apologized Wednesday for destroying a valuable vase that was part of a Miami exhibition by celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Maximo Caminero, 51, a local artist, must pay $10,000 in restitution and was given 18 months' probation as part of a plea bargain, prosecutors said. Show More Summary

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Puss Puss is a New Designy Magazine About Cats — Design News

Puss Puss, a London-based magazine started by graphic designer and art director Maria Joudina, has launched its first issue. The debut volume includes interviews with artist and cat lover Ai Weiwei and 60s fashion model-turned-activist Celia Hammond. READ MORE »

Beyond Exotic: Asian American Artists Retell Ai Weiwei's Story

We are taught most of our lives to be law-abiding citizens, to bite our tongue against authority and that meritocracy is pure. Add the racial stereotypes and cultural expectations of Asian to that, and the result becomes that Asian Americans are subjugated to being very, very submissive. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally create Pull of the Moon through an unprecedented international art collaboration

last monthArts : Artdaily

Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, created Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. Show More Summary

The Scope of Ai Weiwei’s Imagination

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

BERLIN — This is the final weekend to see Ai Weiwei: Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin. The German exhibition is a sweeping survey of mostly recent work that occupies 32,000 square feet of gallery space across 18 rooms.

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2 months agoArts : Art21 Blog

Paul Pfeiffer remixes World Cup footage, Jenny Holzer projects Aboriginal poetry, Ai Weiwei collaborates with a Navajo artist, and more.

Ai Weiwei Collaborates with Navajo Artist — Design News

A brand new, large-scale collaborative work from Ai Weiwei appeared in the US this weekend. Pull of the Moon is a collaboration with the Navajo artist Bert Benally for Navajo TIME, a nine-year-old art event that brings temporary art to the Navajo nation. READ MORE »

Alcatraz Art: Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai...

Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will hold an exhibit on Alcatraz Island starting in September September. Seven works will be installed across the former prison, with guides to explain each piece. The exhibit will run through April 2015.

Capone's Art-House Round-Up with THE ROVER and AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE

Capone's Art-House Round-Up with THE ROVER and AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE Read the full article on AICN Hey, folks. Capone in Chicago here, with a few films that are making their way into art houses or coming out in limited release around America this week (maybe even taking up one whole screen at a multiplex near you). Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei Addresses Control & Intimidation in China with Powerful Essay “On Self-Censorship”

Following recent and ongoing controversy surrounding the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei took it upon himself to remove his works from the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art after his name was removed from the press release by the Publicity...Show More Summary

Jersey Boys, Think Like a Man Too, The Rover & Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Jersey Boys I was talking to a friend recently about Purple Rain, a film I hold very near and dear to my heart while still recognizing (now more so than ever) its deep, deep flaws. During the conversation, I admitted...

At Home With The World’s Biggest Ai Weiwei Collector: ‘He Is Still Vastly Undervalued’

2 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : De Luxe

Hedge fund manager Christopher Tsai has gone all in with his remarkable collection of Ai Weiwei and is looking to start a museum devoted to the artist.

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