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“Guesthouse” in New York Designed by Ai Weiwei & HHF Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2012
Distanced by a two-hour car ride from Manhattan in upstate New York, the Ai Weiwei + HHF Architects guesthouse appears at first glance to be an observation villa as it sits firmly atop a grassy slope. Intended to serve a simple purpose, the “Y&...

Inspirational Ai Weiwei’s Life and Influence Presented In ‘Never Sorry’

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2012
One of 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s official selections, this documentary piece by Alison Klayman about China’s most renowned artist slash activist politely invites your attention with a new trailer. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry tells the invi...

Crane.tv: Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
Ahead of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’s grand opening in London later this summer, Crane.tv caught up with those behind the project for insight into the structure. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Chi...

Ai Weiwei “12 Gold Zodiac Heads” Exhibition @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2011
The recently opened secondary extension of the Paul Kasmin Gallery will play host to an inaugural exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s bronze sculptures Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010). In conjunction with the release of the similarly titled book la...

Ai Weiwei “Absent” Exhibition @ Taipei Fine Art Museum

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2011
Ai Weiwei, following his recent promotion to the top of ArtReview magazine’s annual Power 100 list, strikes again with an exhibition curated by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. This solo show houses a collection of 21 sets of works dating from 1983 to th...

Ai Weiwei “Art/Architecture” Exhibition Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2011
The Kunsthaus in Bregenz, Austria explores the architectural work of Ai Weiwei with a solo show titled “Art/Architecture.” On the three levels of architect Peter Zumthor’s Kunsthaus building, the exhibitions focuses on Ai WeiweiR...

Ai Weiwei “Art/Architecture” Exhibition @ The Kunsthaus Bregenz

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2011
New from artist Ai Weiwei comes an architectural solo show self-explanatorily entitled “Art/Architecture.” Driven by a sociopolitical drive to move spaces such as the Beijing National Stadium into the future with boundary-pushing des...

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 23, 2011
The arrest of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been a contentious issue in the world of international politics since he was taken into custody back in the spring of this year. Arguably China’s greatest art export, the artist’s release on...

1988 Thompkins Square Park Riot by Ai Weiwei

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 22, 2011
During the late ’80s and early 90′s (long before China’s “Big Chill”), Ai Weiwei was a resident of New York City’s East Village neighborhood. At the time, the area was an epicenter for counterculture movements...

Dazed & Confused 2011 June Issue featuring Ai Weiwei

CultureComments ⋅ May 11, 2011
For its June 2011 issue, Dazed & Confused’s Global Activism Special dedicates its pages to the struggle for freedom around the world. Chinese artist and social critic Ai Weiwei is on the cover, with a powerful portrait taken after surg...

Ai Weiwei @ Lisson Gallery London

EventsComments ⋅ May 5, 2011
Lisson Gallery opens a major exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei on May 13, 2011. The selection of key works from the past 6 years was agreed with the artist at the beginning of this year. Ai Weiwei was detained by authorities in Beijing while tr...