Ai Weiwei

Post image for On the Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima, Artists Install an Exhibition Amid the Radiation

It’s an art exhibition you can’t visit. Not yet, at least, until officials declare the Fukushima exclusion zone habitable again, which for certain areas could take decades.

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Post image for A Public Art Biennial Takes Over a City in Sweden

ÖREBRO, Sweden — Festivals and biennials are typically the purview of curators and organizers, backed by endowed institutions.

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Post image for New Fund Aims to Help Persecuted Artists

On Tuesday, the Institute of International Education announced a three-year pilot program that will provide artists “who face persecution in their home countries” with fellowships at universities and art centers “in countries where they can safely continue their work.”

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Post image for Artists Stage Political Interventions in Video Games

“I’m interested in using games as a way to engage in and critique the fine art world, especially the economics of that world,” said Grayson Earle, an Integrated Media Arts adjunct professor at Hunter College and SUNY Baruch, and member of The Illuminator.

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Post image for Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Around the World

Preparing a list of the best art exhibitions in the world is a lofty endeavor, but we’re not going to pretend we’ve seen every single show on the globe, only many of them. Consider this a subjective but informed list of our global favorites that we want you to know about.

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Post image for Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows

Between the proliferation of galleries in Bushwick and, to a lesser extent, Greenpoint, the small cadre of Dumbo galleries sticking it out, longtime heavyweights including the Brooklyn Museum and BRIC mounting ambitious shows, and Creative Time parachuting Kara Walker’s sugar sphinx into the Domino Sugar Factory, it’s been an exceptionally strong year for art in Brooklyn.

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Post image for Publicity Splash: Ai Weiwei Splatters Designer Clothes for Fashion Magazine

Don’t ever trust your possessions with Ai Weiwei.

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Post image for The Politics of Prisons: Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz

SAN FRANCISCO — Stepping into a dingy and suffocatingly small cell, you’re immersed in an intense soundscape of horns and the chanting of Tibetan monks. It’s overwhelming, and as the noise builds and bounces around the cold cement room, you wonder if this is akin to the feeling of being trapped inside the space for days on end.

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Ai Weiwei’s Songs of Freedom on Alcatraz

by Whitney Phaneuf on September 25, 2014

A view of  @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s a surprisingly clear morning as we exit the ferry to Alcatraz, but the former federal prison still looms like eerie, ancient ruins.

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Looking at Cats with Ai Weiwei

by Laura C. Mallonee on September 5, 2014

One of Ai Weiwei's cats

“It’s all about the cats,” Ai Weiwei said recently, sitting in his Beijing compound in conversation with a writer for a new feline-themed magazine called Puss Puss. “They stay here, some have babies here, but it’s their home and really an oasis for us.”

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