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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.

China, Mo Yan and the Nobel: Truth and Consequences

Susan D. Blum | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Susan D. Blum

Censorship in China is widely known and lamented. Chinese literature has a long history of what Emily Dickinson's poem alluded to: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant. It's possible that Mo Yan chooses "not to speak" about the political situation directly, but to tell it slant.

Ai Weiwei Punished...Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

Yesterday, Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei announced that authorities have revoked the business license for his design company in Bei...

"We Are Not Going To Pay"

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Activist artist Ai Weiwei said he does not intend to pay $1.1 million demanded by Beijing tax officials after he lost a final appeal i...

Gazelle Emami

Ai Weiwei Vs. China's Power Artists

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts

Photo by Mark Gong Of everything discussed in an 80-minute interview at Ai Weiwei’s studio on the outskirts of Beijing—including his 81-day...

The Artist as Dissident -- Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Artist Ai Weiwei could have had a career and a life that was easy. Maybe. After viewing Alison Klayman's documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, it is clear that the story of his family's personal history looms large as a psychological undertone of his evolution.

Cool Art in the Scorching Heat

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Where to go to escape the heat? My suggestion for a very cool film is Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a documentary about Chinese artist/provocateur Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei Calls Out China For Crushing Dissent

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts

BEIJING -- Artist Ai Weiwei has again criticized China's leaders as lacking vision and refusing to permit dissenting voices, saying the government's m...

Finally, Ai Weiwei May Catch A Break!

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Friday that Beijing tax authorities have agreed to review their ruling that he pay a multimill...

Ai Weiwei: 'I was a hostage half a year ago, now I paid the ransom'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Wednesday he feels like he has paid a ransom, after depositing $1.3 million into a government ...

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...

China Sends Outspoken Artist $2.4 Million Tax Bill

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

BEIJING — Outspoken artist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday that Chinese authorities are demanding he pay $2.4 million in back taxes and fines in a new sh...