Ai Weiwei

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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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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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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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Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows

by Hyperallergic on December 23, 2014

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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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