Ai Weiwei

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I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
Kara Weisenstein
7.11.17
political art
political art

Ai Weiwei’s LEGO Portraits Depict 176 Activists and Political Prisoners

For a new exhibition in Washington DC, Ai Weiwei shows LEGO portraits that resemble surveillance and internet images.
DJ Pangburn
7.1.17
activist art
activist art

3,500 Salvaged Life Jackets Storm Denmark for Ai Weiwei's Latest

For World Refugee Day, Ai Weiwei placed thousands of refugee life jackets in the windows of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
DJ Pangburn
6.26.17
last week in art
last week in art

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey Made Skate Decks to Honor Trump’s 100 Days

Also in the news: the 2017 NFL draft and censorship on Instagram.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.1.17
last week in art
last week in art

Ai Weiwei Set to Install Hundreds of Walls Throughout New York

Also in the news: a naked man with a bloody menstrual pad strapped to his crotch was kicked out of Art Basel Hong Kong.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.27.17
News
News

Syria's Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Was Barred From Entering the U.S. | Last Week in Art

Plus, Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Adoration of the Magi' returned to Florence after a six-year restoration effort.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.27.17
Art
Art

Anish Kapoor Got His Hands on the "Pinkest Pink" Paint | Last Week in Art

And Pope Francis appointed the first female director of the Vatican museums.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.26.16
Art
Art

Archaeologists Discovered a Lost Ancient Egyptian City | Last Week in Art

And amidst Art Week Miami, protesters scored a major victory for Standing Rock.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.5.16
Art
Art

12 Things We Learned from Ai Weiwei’s Return to Brooklyn

The prolific Chinese artist sat down with Cuban artivist Tania Bruguera for a conversation at the Brooklyn Museum.
Annie Armstrong
11.2.16
Art
Art

FOR SALE: Salvador Dali’s Lobster Phone | Last Week in Art

In other news, a Taylor Swift exhibition comes to NYC.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.24.16
Art
Art

Kanye West Finally Got His Own Art Exhibit: Last Week In Art

Also: Peter Doig won a multi-million dollar settlement, and Ai Weiwei was dropped from the Yinchuan Biennale.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.29.16
Art
Art

Here's What Artists Are Saying About the Painful Brexit Decision

J. K. Rowling has never "wanted magic more."
Francesca Capossela
6.24.16