Ai Weiwei

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LONDON — Five figures stand cocooned in the radiating steel cables of the Brooklyn Bridge — four of them are naked and covered in painted spots, hanging out beneath a banner that reads “SELF-OBLITERATION.”

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Post image for Ai Weiwei’s Photo Reenacting a Child Refugee’s Death Should Not Exist

I see this image and I wonder.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Withdraws Art from Two Danish Museums in Protest of Controversial Immigration Law

Ai Weiwei has withdrawn his art from two museums in Denmark to protest a law passed yesterday by the Danish parliament viewed by many as an anti-immigration measure.

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Post image for Paris Department Store Kite Display Marks New Low for Ai Weiwei

PARIS — Like a good student of the bottomless pit of fashion, Ai Weiwei has delivered big on his latest class assignment.

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Post image for A Portrait of a Chinese Ghost Town on the Verge of New Life

The district of Kangbashi in Inner Mongolia, China, is famous for its emptiness.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Splits a 400-Year-Old Temple Between Two Beijing Galleries

BEIJING — Between two Beijing galleries, Ai Weiwei has divided a 400-year-old temple’s 1,500 worn, wooden pieces.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Collects Lego Blocks by the Beemer-Load at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum today became the first in the US to host a public collection point for Legos to send to Ai Weiwei.

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Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

by Carey Dunne on October 5, 2015

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“There’s always a surprise,” Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei wrote on Instagram yesterday, captioning a photograph of a surveillance device he found hidden in his studio after returning to Beijing from his first trip overseas in four years.

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Post image for Bells, Bicycles, and Other Monumental Sculptures Land in London’s Financial District

LONDON — For the fifth edition of the Sculpture in the City public art exhibition, towering names in contemporary art like Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, and Kris Martin have sculptures alongside the financial district’s skyscrapers.

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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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