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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

WATCH: Highlights This Week: Chuck Berry, James Franco & The '90s

Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

It's been a very musical week here on HuffPost Arts. James Franco's musical duo Kalup & Franco has a new single, Chuck Berry was the center of controv...

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei's Early 'New York Photographs'

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition of more than 200 photographs by Ai Weiwei chronicles New York City in the 1980s and early '90s when the recently detai...

Art Basel: Not Just a Trade Show

Artlog | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

Ugo Rondinone, We Run through a Desert on Burning Feet, All of Us Are Glowing Our Faces Look Twisted, 2008-11. Installation at St. Alban Churchyard, B...

WATCH: Ai Weiwei Released From Prison

Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts

After being imprisoned for three months in a Chinese prison, artist-activist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail. Originally detained while try...

PHOTO: Missing Artist's New York Exhibit Opens Monday

Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

Ai Weiwei won't be attending his new outdoor exhibit opening in New York this Monday. [5/2 UPDATE: The exhibit's opening has been delayed due to n...

PHOTOS: LACMA Lets Members Vote On Permanent Collection

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Like Dancing with the Stars for the art world, it had popular appeal, artistic merit, drama, and plenty of intrigue -- it was LACMA's Collectors Commi...

New Yorkers Sit In To Stand Up For Missing Chinese Artist | 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...

Top 10 Persecuted Artists

TIME | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

On Sunday, artist Ai Weiwei -- best known for helping design the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium in Beijing -- was detained by Chinese authorities as pa...

In Defense of Dylan in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Lynch

Maureen Dowd's virulent critique of Bob Dylan makes one wonder, where has she been in all of this? China's "harshest crackdown on artists, lawyers, writers and dissidents in a decade" didn't just start this weekend.

A Look At China's Detained Dissidents

Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

The recent disappearance of one of China's most famous contemporary artists sparked new concern for the fate of the country's dissidents. As the A...

Ai Weiwei Is Not a Criminal

Alison Klayman | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
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...

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...