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Here Are The 15 Best Art Exhibitions Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

As the year draws to a close, we're looking back at the exhibitions that made our jaws drop, our heads spin and our eyes eternally grateful. Behold, i...

Holiday Reads: 10 Recent Books on Art and Culture

John Seed | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Each writer I know offers an open door into their extended world, full of their most treasured ideas and images. Writers share what they find most valuable. In that spirit, I'm sharing 10 great books with you and paying it forward for the writers -- and artists -- who have created them.

The Bunker Experience: Berlin's Boros Collection

MutualArt | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Berlin's Boros Collection is an art viewing experience unlike that at public museums, inviting visitors to view the collection only as the collectors themselves have intended.

"@Large" and Absent, Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

MutualArt | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The United States' most storied island prison, Alcatraz, is a fitting home for artist and activist Ai Weiwei's latest project, @Large.

Beyond Exotic: Asian American Artists Retell Ai Weiwei's Story

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

As I view Ai Weiwei's current solo exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, I question the tendency of institutions to frame Asian faces as exotic. Yes, Weiwei was born and raised in China, but the fact that he spent a formative 12 years in New York City is often overlooked.

This Upcoming Exhibit On 'Human Freedom' Is Ironic For A Few Reasons

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Alcatraz has seen it all, people-wise: federal prisoners, Native American protesters, and, in its current state as one of America’s most visited nat...

An Exclusive Essay By Ai Weiwei: 'On Self-Censorship'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts

It's been a bad month for critics of the Chinese government, starting with the flood of arrests ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary. Now officia...

Five Powerful Chinese Dissident Artists You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts

It's easy to think Chinese political art stops at Ai Weiwei, the embattled provocateur who is arguably the art world's most famous living figure. In f...

Ai Weiwei Denounces Sci-Fi Kickstarter Film Using His Name And Image

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he was misled in lending his name and image to an independent science-fiction film that sough...

Ai Weiwei's Show at the Brooklyn Museum and the Power of Self-Expression -- An Exclusive Video Interview

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

Although the audio and image are not the best because of technology and communication issues in China, I still think that Weiwei's voice is loud and clear: Nothing and nobody can stop him or his art.

Ai Weiwei Is Starring In A 'Secret' Sci-Fi Thriller

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

"The Sand Storm" isn't long -- clocking in at 10 minutes -- but the short film does star Ai Weiwei. Right, that Ai Weiwei. The one with cameras tra...

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

Despite Ban From Leaving China, Ai Weiwei Stages Major Exhibition In Berlin

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A prison cell, a pair of jade handcuffs and an installation built with rubble from a demolished studio: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is ...

Matt Sheehan

Meet China's Indie Rock Pioneers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

SAN FRANCISCO -- Fifteen minutes before the first show of its American tour, China's biggest indie rock band, Carsick Cars, has one fan and a broken a...

Ai Weiwei Gets The Shepard Fairey Treatment

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts

Iconic L.A. street artist Shepard Fairey is expressing his love toward Chinese artist activist Ai Weiwei in the most Shepard Fairey way possible, turn...

Ai Weiwei: To See Is To Believe

The WorldPost | Hans Ulrich Orbist | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Proj...

With Art, the Choice Is Personal

MutualArt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Rather than showcasing their entire vision, which was created over a number of years, the collectors chosen were given the difficult task of summing themselves up on just one word -- or rather, one work of art.

Ai Weiwei Doesn't Agree With This Art Protest

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was ...

Artist Who Smashed $1 Million Ai WeiWei Vase Apologizes

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida artist is apologizing for smashing a vase valued at $1 million that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissi...

Artist Who Smashed $1 Million Ai WeiWei Vase Apologizes

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida artist is apologizing for smashing a vase valued at $1 million that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissi...

Artist Smashes $1 Million Ai WeiWei Vase In Protest

Reuters | Zachary Fagenson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Miami police have arrested a man who they say smashed a $1 million vase by Chinese dissid...

Thailand Journal: The Julian Schnabel of Chiang Rai

Francis Levy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

There are a number of reasons travelers visit Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand, chief among them being the proximity to the Golden Triangle. ...

Top Ten Contemporary Art Exhibits in 2013

Stephen Knudsen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Stephen Knudsen

If memorability is in fact, as Henry Geldzahler claimed, a good measure of aesthetic goodness, then perhaps this list is of some worth. So here goes...my top ten contemporary art exhibits in 2013.

Beyond the Walls of Art Basel Miami Beach

MutualArt | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The chaos of Art Basel Miami Beach is bigger than ever before, with even more satellite fairs, special projects, artist talks and museum openings. As if the fairs themselves weren't enough to keep you busy, there are also some fantastic not to be missed installations outside of the walls of the convention center.

Made in China

David Sable | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
David Sable

If you think China is all about cheap labor, and that the basis of its power is the sheer number of low-paid people it can throw at a problem -- or that censorship and lack of personal freedom limits Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship -- think again.