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Ai Weiwei Monograph by TASCHEN

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...