Ai Weiwei

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BERLIN — This is the final weekend to see Ai Weiwei: Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin. The German exhibition is a sweeping survey of mostly recent work that occupies 32,000 square feet of gallery space across 18 rooms.

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Post image for Explaining Ai Weiwei’s New Meme

It started on Instagram last Wednesday, when Ai Weiwei posted an image of a man holding his leg like a rifle with the words “京城反恐系列” (Beijing anti-terrorism series).

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and many, including one of China’s most famous dissidents, Ai Weiwei, are commemorating the occasion with personal protests.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Posts Curator Transcripts After Censorship Row

Ai Weiwei released three transcripts today related to his recent withdrawal from an exhibition at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA).

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Post image for Online Game Lets You Smash Ai Weiwei Vases

Remember when a local artist smashed one of Ai Weiwei’s painted Han Dynasty urns in protest at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in February? Well, now, thanks to an online game called “Ai Weiwei Whoops!,” anyone can be a vase dropper!

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Post image for Chinese Officials Remove Ai Weiwei Work from Exhibition

Ai Weiwei’s art star celebrity status sometimes eclipses the political realities of his life, but the Chinese government is always quick with a reminder. The latest controversy: local cultural officials in Shanghai have scrubbed and censored Ai’s name and work from an exhibition about the history of contemporary Chinese art, the New York Times reported.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Stars in Short Sci-Fi Film

Who could forget Ai Weiwei’s foray into music last spring? Now he’s branching out creatively once more, this time with his first acting role.

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Post image for Elmgreen and Dragset Weigh in on Marfa Madness, Alleged Vandal Responds

Elmgreen and Dragset, the duo behind the recently defaced conceptual storefront “Prada Marfa,” have condemned the vandalism in a statement to the Art Newspaper published earlier today. “It is crazy that we have come to a point in our culture where some individuals in their insane egomania, eager to obtain a bit of attention, start attacking other artists’ works,” the artists told the paper.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Responds to Vase Dropper

In his first remarks since local artist Maximo Caminero smashed a vase in one of his artworks on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Ai Weiwei told the Associated Press that he doesn’t understand or agree with the vandal’s actions.

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BBC has uncovered unverified video of Miami artist Maximo Caminero destroying part of Ai Weiwei’s “Colored Vases” (2006–12) artwork.

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