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Thousands Send Controversial Chinese Artist Money To Pay $2.4 Million Bill

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

BEIJING — Thousands of people have sent more than $800,000 to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, some tossing cash folded into airplanes over h...

This Is Not Ai Weiwei's Corpse

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

The rebellious Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been grabbing headlines over his ongoing dispute with the Chinese government, but his latest flood of atte...

Ai Weiwei's Most Candid Interview Yet

latimes.com | David Ng | Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

There are artists who prefer to stay out of the public spotlight and devote themselves solely to their work. And then there is Ai Weiwei. An Intern...

Ai Weiwei Breaks His Social Media Silence

Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

Before his arrest and subsequent release by the Chinese government, Ai Weiwei was an active Twitter user, frequently updating and interacting with his...

Ai Weiwei's Sister Gives Details of His Confinement

The Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

SHANGHAI – Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist who was released last month after 81 days in a Beijing jail on tax evasion charges, spent his days of con...

New Yorkers Sit In To Stand Up For Missing Chinese Artist

nydailynews.com | Joaquim Andrade | Posted 06.18.2011 | New York

New Yorkers joined a global protest Sunday demanding the Chinese government free an artist best known for designing the National Beijing Stadium for t...

Ai Weiwei Is Not a Criminal

Alison Klayman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Alison Klayman

Over the last two years I had an exceptional degree of access to Weiwei's life. His ability to voice his opinions for the past several years was a sign of hope for China, making his detainment now all the more disconcerting.

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei's Exhibit Canceled, Branded 'Too Politically Sensitive'

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BEIJING (AFP) -- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Monday he cancelled his first large solo exhibition in mainland China after organisers told the outspok...

Ai Weiwei Thinks Of Clashes With Communist China As Performance Art

nytimes.com | EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BEIJING -- The studio would have stood at the heart of an embryonic arts cluster on the outskirts of Shanghai, drawing luminaries from around the worl...

ART CONTROVERSY: Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Barred From Leaving Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose Sunflower Seeds exhibit is currently on view at the Tate Modern in London, has been prevented from leaving the country...