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Ai WeiWei transforms Alcatraz bathrooms into gorgeous flower arrangements

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By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Saturday 15 November 2014

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei now has an exhibit on at Alcatraz, the notorious island used as a federal penitentiary off the coast of San Francisco. Amongst a large body of work created specifically for Alcatraz is Blossom. As the title suggests, Ai Weiwei set the rusted jail cells in full bloom with ceramic flowers.

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Ai Weiwei gets everyone to make pretend their leg is a handheld gun

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 23 June 2014

How impossibly stunning. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been busy updating his Instagram these days with pictures of netizens holding their legs up like hand-held guns and pointing their feet to whatever and whoever they’re pretending to shoot. It is said that Ai is making a statement about either school shootings in the USA or […]

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Guess what, Ai Weiwei is coming to Alcatraz

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 12 December 2013

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is coming to San Francisco’s Alcatraz island as part of a ‘site-specific sculpture, sound and multimedia’ work throughout the island. Announced by the FOR-SITE Foundation this year, the exhibition won’t take place until September 2014, but ideas are already in the works and a few snippets of info are already out […]

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Arranging chairs for Ai Weiwei in Mumbai

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Events on Friday 4 May 2012

Curators Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma put together a zany show earlier this month in which they screened five documentary films by Ai Weiwei alongside works by Indian artists that shared similar themes, all political and irreverent in nature. Sharma met Weiwei at the Gwangju Biennale International Curators Programme 2010 in South Korea and got him […]

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Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Art on Tuesday 28 June 2011

I got to see this exhibit at the Tate in London last November after a European tour. Weiwei commissioned workshops in Jingdezhen, China to make 100 million unique, hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds. Then they were transported to London and spread across the turbine hall floor in a thick blanket. It was a thing to behold: […]

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Ai Weiwei glasses

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By Lamia Larkin in New Design on Friday 17 June 2011

Graphic designer Aram Bartholl is showing his support for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei with these these awesome F**k Everything glasses. You, too, can can wear these cynical shades and show your support by downloading the PDF here. Download, print, cut, and enjoy! Who doesn’t love D.I.Y art with a message?

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Ai Weiwei TED talk

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Friday 22 April 2011

Internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, who has been subject to increasing pressure and intimidation from Chinese authorities, was recently detained again, resulting in global outrage.

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Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, recently brought a recreated version of his Forever Bicycles sculpture to Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival. The size of the new sculpture has grown exponentially, and the once 1,000 bicycle installation now exceeds 3,144.

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Dumbass: the new song and video by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 6 June 2013

Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei is channeling his pent up rage with music. Much like American gangster rap artists, the 55-year-old decided to write his angsty first album after being unfairly imprisoned for 81 days back in 2011. The music video for Dumbass recreates the very cell he was trapped in for so many days. Wievei describes the […]

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Stacked: Ai Weiwei’s installation of 760 bicycles

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest installation at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano consists of 760 bicycles stacked on a raised stage. Viewers can walk through and interact with the installation at various angles and perspectives because the bicycles are physically attached to each other, creating one single structure. As always, Ai Weiwei’s work is visually stunning and unique, and his exhibit can be viewed until February 16.

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New documentary about Ai Weiwei: China’s dissident artist

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By Ian Bennett in New Film on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Ai Weiwei might be one of the most influential artists of his time. Best known for his work on the Beijing Olympics’ Birdnest stadium, he is China’s most famous dissident artist, openly protesting his country’s government. Having been detained for 81 days, beaten by cops, with his Shanghai studio demolished, and fined $2 million by […]

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Sign a petition for the release of Ai Weiwei

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Trends on Thursday 2 June 2011

The artist Ai Wei Wei was arrested and has been missing since April 3. Raise a voice and sign this petition for his release. Apparently the website hosting the petition, which was started by the Guggenheim Museum, has been cyber-attacked. So even though it’s a challenge to make a difference, someone is paying attention.

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Ai Weiwei’s blog translated into English

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Thursday 17 February 2011

My friend Lee Ambrozy, who is the editor of Artforum China, translated all the blog posts written by preeminent contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei between 2006 and 2009 before Chinese officials shut it down.

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Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 28 October 2010

Ai Weiwei has always been one of my favorite contemporary Chinese artists. The simple visual puns and sly humor of his work always floor me, and his recent installation at the Tate Modern in London, which consists 100 million hand-painted, porcelain sunflower seeds carpeting the floor of the main hall, is simply over-the-top amazing.

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Ai Wei Wei’s new exhibition at the Venice Art Biennale

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By Mareike Muller in New Events on Tuesday 18 June 2013

After being locked up for 81 days in a secret location in China two years ago and not being able to reveal his work, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei is back and this time he has gone big. Again. The Venice Art Biennale shows three large-scale works of the Chinese artist and activist: titled Bang, […]

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