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Ai Weiwei In His Beijing Studio by Jamie Hawkesworth

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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...

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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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...