Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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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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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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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Ai Wei Wei goes Gangnam Style

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By Jessica Birkett in Video on Thursday 1 November 2012

Ai Wei Wei, a Chinese-born contemporary artist, is equal parts famous and infamous. Art collectors swooned for his exhibition at the Tate Modern, the world spent weeks within his design of the Beijing Olympic Stadium, Art Review named him #1 in their top 100 Power List (2011), and there was hardly a corner of the […]

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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 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 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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