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Ai Weiwei Monograph by TASCHEN

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2014
The oft-controversial Ai Weiwei is the latest artist to be immortalized by TASCHEN, teaming up with the publisher for his first-ever comprehensive monograph. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, the leng...

Ai Weiwei to Star In Kickstarter-Funded Science-Fiction Film ‘The Sand Storm’

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2014
It’s impossible to consider Ai Weiwei’s work without also considering the underlying themes. In the wave of hype surrounding his recent “Evidence” exhibition in Germany, the controversial Chinese artist has also taken the lid...

Ai Weiwei “Evidence” @ Martin-Gropius-Bau

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
Oft-controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is set to make his way to Germany for his latest exhibition, “Evidence.” Appearing at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, “Evidence” is Ai Weiwei largest one-man exhibition yet –...

Ai Weiwei Doesn’t See Irony in Smashed Vase

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2014
A recent visitor to the Perez Art Museum in Miami is facing charges after he smashed one of Ai Weiwei’s painted vases valued at $1,000,000 USD. Maxmio Carminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief for smashing the vase as an act of protest...

Ai Weiwei “According to What?” Exhibition @ Perez Art Museum Miami

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 23, 2013
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei recently opened his “According to What?” exhibition at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. Of the several highly symbolic works, some of which draw from his personal memories, perhaps the most critical and noticeable o...

Ai Weiwei “Forever Bicycles” Installation

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 9, 2013
With a firm nod to Beijing’s notorious biking culture, illustrious Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has created a new installation titled “Forever Bicycles” in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Situated in the center of...

Ai Weiwei x Sk8room 2013 Fall/Winter Skateboards

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2013
Following in the footsteps of heavyweights like Damien Hirst, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Futura, Neckface, NIGO, Shepard Fairey, KAWS and more, controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to collaborate with Sk8room on a range of...

Ai Wei Wei “Bang” Installation at Venice Art Biennale 2013

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2013
Ai Wei Wei recently opened his “Disposition” exhibition at Venice Art Biennale 2013. Among the works the Chinese artist presented was “Bang,” an installation rooted in the artistic traditions of his native China – someth...

Ai Weiwei’s S.A.C.R.E.D Installation

ArtsComments ⋅ May 30, 2013
Chinese independent artist and activist Ai Weiwei has always sought to rediscover and rebuild the Chinese art tradition ever since it was largely snuffed out during China’s Cultural Revolution, and his endeavors have earned him no small amount...

The Unexpected Early Jobs of Star Artists

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 8, 2013
Everybody has a job (to an extent), some more glamorous than others. If you, like many others, are stuck behind the desk of a meaningless occupation, taking time between keystrokes to let the mind dote on more creative pursuits, perhaps you’ll...

Ai Weiwei In His Beijing Studio by Jamie Hawkesworth

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2013
Controversial and contemporary artist-meets-activist, Ai Weiwei’s astute approach to art has triggered great praise and disturbance across various platforms – a sentiment which can be seen via the provocative film Never Sorry. Recently, L...

Eric So x Ai Weiwei Exhibition @ Singapore Art Stage

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 14, 2013
Contemporary Hong Kong-based artist Eric So readies his Ai Weiwei-assisted exhibition at the Singapore Art Stage. Taking place between January 24-27, So’s Aibudao sculptures have been reimagined with politically charged elements – with So...

Ai WeiWei’s “Stacked” Installation Features 760 Bikes

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 12, 2013
Much maligned by the Chinese government, controversial artist Ai WeiWei presents “Stacked,” an installation of 760 bicycles displayed at GALLERIA CONTINUA. A continuation of 2008′s “Very Yao,” “Stacked” draws...

Ai Weiwei Parodies ‘Gangnam Style’

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2012
It’s safe to say that “Gangnam Style” has been parodied in every possible way. But interestingly enough, it seems Ai Weiwei’s rendition marks the first time someone has taken to the viral landscape who is widely-recognized as...

Who Are the Top 100 People in Art? ArtReview Releases Their List for 2012

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 19, 2012
ArtReview has released its annual Power 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the art world. Heading the list is curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev followed by art dealer Larry Gagosian and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. An oftentimes controve...