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Ai Weiwei

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

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | Arts

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 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | Arts

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 02.19.2014 | 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 top ten contemporary art exhibits in 2013.

Beyond the Walls of Art Basel Miami Beach

MutualArt | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

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.

The 20 Best Ai Weiwei Selfies

Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts

Have you ever looked at the Instagram account of Chinese dissident, artist, part-time hairdresser and selfie extraordinaire, Ai Weiwei? If your an...

Wanna Spend A Night In Ai Weiwei's Tent?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

Since June the new Ai Weiwei installation "Aus der Aufklärung" -- or "Out of Enlightenment -- featuring 1,000 two-person tents has dotted the shores ...

LongHouse Reserve White Night 2013 Summer Benefit

Liz Markus | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Liz Markus

LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit museum and garden founded by legendary textile designer, Jack Lenor Larsen.

Here Is Ai Weiwei's New Metal Song

Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts

When art superstar Ai Weiwei said he was making a heavy metal album he was not kidding. The Chinese dissident artist has released not one, but two sin...

The Transparency Prism

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

When a Chinese dissident breaks an illegitimate Chinese law the West applauds. When an American whistleblower reveals hidden crimes the accomplices of these crimes cry foul. Transparency in political matters is claimed only when the other has something to hide.

Ai Weiwei's Mom Fills In For Him In Venice

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

VENICE, Italy — When a mother views scenes of her son's imprisonment, sometimes no words are needed. Tears will do. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wa...

Have You Heard Ai Weiwei's New Metal Single?

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

BEIJING -- Two emotionless prison guards watch Ai Weiwei as he eats, sleeps, paces, showers – and even sits on the toilet – in the Chinese...

A Play About Ai Weiwei?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Ai Weiwei appears to be standing in front of a London theater, which would be some trick, even for the provocative and unpredictable Ch...

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.