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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 weekArts : 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 weeks 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.

Weekly Roundup

3 weeks 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

last monthUnited 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’

last monthLifestyle / 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.

Ai Weiwei's work is coming to Poland

Ai Weiwei's work is coming to Poland and once again he choses a theme based on antiquities and archaeology. The artist’s new piece for the Brodno Sculpture Park, To Be Found, which is due to be unveiled in Poland’s capital on 13 July, consists of three ditches filled with broken crockery and covered over with earth. Show More Summary

Today in APIs: Expedia API Launched to Help Travel Agents Access Inventory

Expedia's new API is at the the heart of its Travel Agent Affiliate Program. Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei bellows out names of over 5,000 killed in Sichuan earthquake, shares recording as dataset used in hackathon. Plus: Microsoft unveils a machine searning service for prediction, and Zimbabwe's EcoCash API is launched.

"Leg Gun" Instagrams Sweep China as Suspected Terrorists Are Executed

To protest China's abuse of power in its battle against terrorism, artist Ai WeiWei posted a photo to Instagram last week of himself making a "gun" with his leg. Since then, thousands of similar poses have flooded Instagram, which, unlike Facebook and Twitter, is not blocked in China. Read more...

Explaining Ai Weiwei’s New Meme

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

It started on Instagram last Wednesday, when Ai Weiwei posted an image of a man holding his leg like a rifle with the words "??????" (Beijing anti-terrorism series).

Ai Weiwei’s “Forever” Bicycle Installation Moves to Venice for the 14th Biennale of Architecture

Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation in China, but Weiwei manipulates the bicycles by removing their primary function and making them static. The freedom associated with cycling is lost and the bicycles are piled together in a labyrinth-like

Ai Weiwei’s fake ‘leg-guns’ become Chinese Internet meme

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BEIJING — Like most Internet memes, the leg-gun pose that has caught on in China is hard to describe (much less explain). It involves taking a selfie while holding your leg up as though aiming it like a rifle. The first leg-gun pose was posted five days ago by China's famously irascible dissident artist Ai Weiwei, […]

The Space Opens With Marina Abramovic And Ai Weiwei Exhibits, First Tate Modern Hackathon

A new digital museum aims to be "a gallery without walls." This Space is no final frontier. Rather, it's just begun as a new place for digital and experimental art. Read Full Story

Ai Weiwei's Leg Gun

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The latest shot by the Chinese artist across the bow of who-knows-what, heard round the world. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Ai Weiwei’ Art Edition and Marble Book Stand

Ai Weiwei’s reputation stretches far beyond the art world. This book, signed by the artist, is the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own… ‘Ai Weiwei’ Art Edition and Marble Book Stand is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

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