Ai Weiwei (born 18 May 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.
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Another one of my reviews now up at 'The Arrest of Ai Weiwei' by Howard Brenton @ (it's awesome).
Toured the IMA's exhibit on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei today. Looking forward to seeing the documentary about him there in a couple of weeks.
Embarrassed by how little I knew about Ai Weiwei until watching his Never Sorry documentary. Interesting stuff.
portrays Liu Xiaobo & Ai Weiwei as criminals to obscure their moral courage before tyranny: Salman Rushdie.
Sky108:The Arrest of Ai Weiwei.Currently banned from leaving China.We all trade with China but ignore the delicate business of repression.
Just watched the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Excited to see exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
With all of Ai Weiwei activities, Jonathan Jones wonders what has happened to Ai Weiwei the visual artist
Just watched "Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry". Really strong. Pity such a great country can be ruined by the authorities.
Just as I was writing about Ai Weiwei, here's on the same topic, & others
... a 1-to-1 Fund-raising accounts, currently thought the best person is Ai Weiwei [AT]aiww, what do you think? ”
Watch Ai Wei Wei's 81 days in jail come to life in a new play
Have you booked your tickets for the 'tremendously powerful' (Financial Times) yet?
Of course he is!“Ai Weiwei is defying an entire political system.But, is he still an artist?
An individual can make a diff: Overcoming fear to build a courageous society in by Ai who can't leave
New Book - Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin via
Has Ai Weiwei's life overshadowed his art ? - Question asked and answered by Jonathan Jones...
Inspiring call to action, Ai Weiwei is a fantastic Chinese artist who collaborated on the design of the bird's...
... Post commentary, called on Chinese citizens to overcome fears, build a community with courage. Ai Weiwei said in today's China, ...
Just finished watching Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Netflix
The Guardian asks: Has Ai Weiwei's life now overshadowed his art? My short answer: NO.Why do folks still think art & life have to seperate?
China: Every Day We Put the State on Trial, by Ai Weiwei via
"So iconic are the animal heads that Ai Weiwei, the rebel artist, made a sculpture with versions of all 12.
Ai Weiwei “I will never stop fighting injustice.”
Ai Weiwei on Censorship in Art - Every Day We Put the State on Trial | Creative Time Reports via
me in a few years, someone needs to take a black and white photo of me and dixie.. gunna do it Ai Weiwei style
Play "Arrest of Ai Wei Wei," one reviewer notes, "may just be dull." My reaction, but the noodles bit made me laugh.
Get tickets for ♯aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei for £22 (rrp £29) Howard Brenton’s new play about Ai's imprisonment.
Excellent performance by and the whole cast in The Arrest of Ai Weiwei. Strong message with great touches of humour
"Art bears a unique responsibility in the search for truth." Ai Weiwei - via
Howard Brenton tackles the arrest of Ai Weiwei in his latest play now showing at the Hampstead Theatre.
Watching "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Chinese artist activist inspires protest and prosecuted in China. watch it on Netflix!!!
Reading Howard Brenton's Ai Weiwei play, for an article I'm doing for the Cambridge Literary Review.
Another reminder that Chinese growth comes at a high price. The Arrest of Ai Weiwei @ Hampstead Theatre is gripping
Ai WeiWei again bravely takes a stand: "Overcoming fear to build a courageous society in China"; 2013 Festival
Kenya's own with his new white work horse in Berlin infront of Ai Weiwei €22000 painting
Weather less than ideal? Come and see the matinee of at 3pm today instead (£15 concessions still available)
Thought provoking little piece from on art versus activism and is AiWeiwei still an artist?
Ai WeiWei's form of art touched my soul.ONE BADASS political activist that shows no limit to his expressions.My favorite artist of our time✊
Cartoon Movement - She bought a bag of Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds from Tate Gallery in London
'My housekeeper tried to eat my Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds' - An interview with auctioneer (and DJ)
The Arrest of Aiweiwei play, based on Aiweiwei's own account, as recorded in Hanging Man book, thru May 18 in London:
Thinking of Ai Weiwei's work on the Sichuan earthquake 2008 and here
Another earthquake in China. Is Ai weiwei gonna get activated?
My most recent photo book purchase, courtesy of the great Ai Weiwei.
Just watched the "Ai Weiwei" documentary on Netflix. It's fantastic
Showing Ai Weiwei Never Sorry to University of Florida students April 23. A third of the class from China.
Don't miss The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at Hampstead Theatre featuring Benedict Wong, Andrew Koji and Christopher Goh.
It really does. Since then, I've been scourging around online for anything Ai Weiwei-themed.
Pretty excited that our last assignment for my intro to art history class is watching Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. My prof. is the best.
AI WEIWEI AT WHITE BOX by Emily Nathan: Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is honored at White Box, join...
Watch the London based play that brings to life Ai Weiwei's recollection of the 81 days he spent in detainment...
Watch Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry - Inspiring even as his story continues. And my documentary watching spree continues...
Tate Modern's statement on learning of Ai Weiwei's disappearance in 2011
"We citizens must use Internet to bring change to artist Ai Weiwei
Banksy-esque promo for Ai WeiWei outside the in London Town.
What's it like to get disappeared? See a replay of a play on Ai Weiwei's 81 days in a Chinese prison
Ai Weiwei play brings 81 days in detainment to life
Have you had a chance to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the IMA? Share your thoughts.
HUGE crowd (over 500 people) for the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Ai Weiwei show (organized by my lovely wife).
Theatre The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at until Saturday 18th May
Art communicates better than science: Ai Weiwei made Sichuan EQ into backpack-snake
Go see The Arrest of Ai WeiWei at the Hampstead Theatre if you get the chance, it's good stuff.
Netflix weekend watching. Ai Weiwei and Wayne White documentaries inspiring the coming week.
The idea of an infinite conversation was inspired by Serpentine Gallery’s Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing interviews with Ai Weiwei.
You can watch a live screening of The Arrest of Ai Weiwei here from 7.30pm GMT
Hats off to for their of The Arrest of Ai Weiwei last night. A very striking and memorable production.
I'm currently watching the online stream of The Arrest of Ai Weiwei. Are you proud of me ?
Theatre The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at "a risk that doesn't quite pay off"
At press night for Howard Brenton play The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at Hampstead Theatre London. This one looks fascinating
Imelda Staunton, Freddie Fox, Sir David Hare, John Sessions and Greta Scacchi are at The Arrest of Ai Weiwei press night this evening.
Howard Brenton explains how he gave Ai Weiwei a voice listen here
Just enjoyed The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at Interested to see reviews by other audience members & Mark Lawson
Disappointing mockery of Ai Weiwei's ordeal at tonight. Could be the end of James Macdonald's career. Sad times.
Tonight at 7 Emory University presents a film screening of "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" and a Q&A with the filmmaker,...
“Howard Brenton, interview: my new play is 'dangerous for Ai Weiwei'
The Arrest of Ai Weiwei opens next week. "It is dangerous for Ai", says writer Howard Brenton:
Howard Brenton's new play, The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, to open at the Hampstead Theatre (From Times Series)
Howard Brenton - my new play is dangerous for Ai Weiwei
A writer "obsessed with an idea...” Howard Brenton on 'The Arrest of Ai Weiwei' via
Want to know more about our upcoming Ai Weiwei is on the cover of discussing his detention and Howard Brenton's new play.
Indianapolis Museum of Art to welcome exhibit from Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei "According to What?" opens next week at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Got an Ai Weiwei sunflower seed? They're coming back together in a project by curators Day + Gluckman
Documentary films all day. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Man on Wire, Bones Brigade, and Thin Blue line.
The Arrest of Ai Weiwei: more info & to book tickets to Howard Brendon's new play at Hampstead Theatre go here
Hampstead Theatre shouldn't trash Ai Weiwei's reputation like this.
'China's Ai Weiwei pays tribute to Neruda in Chine painting' - dark-toned images of Senkaku Islands
'If everyone avoids the country's problems, what will happen? What will happen?' (Ai Weiwei's mother)
Having an Ai Weiwei kind of day today.
Watching the documentary on Ai Weiwei on Bad. ***
Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album
To all & everyone -'it is the responsibility 4 any artist to protect freedom of expression' ai weiwei
"I am not fearless, I am fearful because I know the danger. And if you don't act, the danger becomes stronger." -Ai Weiwei
"You can't just say the system is flawed, you have to work through the system" -Ai WeiWei
Having to unfollow (defollow?)@ ai weiwei. V sad. my mandarin just hasn't progressed as I hoped it would in the hour I set aside to learn it
Ma Ying-jeou (1061 votes) and Ai Weiwei (1058) now neck-to-neck in this Chinese netizen fake presidential poll
We are launching today our new colorful and impactful collection of Snap Bracelets featuring quotes from Ai Weiwei...
Ai Weiwei under the spotlight again: 14 March 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Ai Weiwei is… by
“I kno I'll die with either camera in han or woman on top – wat mor cuud 1 ask'of life ?”
“I think I made it too poetic. I think I’m just not horror enough. I have horror enough in my pants,” INVU cont'd LOL
Excellent evening last night at Cabaret Duchamp. Ai Weiwei and Stewart Lee on the same bill? Yes please!
Would you listen to an Ai Weiwei heavy metal album? The political dissident artist to create heavy metal music!
Exciting new programme at the Theatreplan designed Hampstead Theatre inc. The Arrest of Ai Weiwei.
ART Web Radio, Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei. Post your Artwork on ART Web Radio, the best will be published...
Two tracks of new album are devoted to the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng -
“Ai Weiwei is the Tom Hanks of Chinese cinema”! This is brilliant!!!
Ai Weiwei selfie to kick off Thursday morning
Here is part 1 of the Christopher Doyle Interview by the way. >> Why Did Ai Weiwei Shave My Head? | Artinfo
15 Books on China and Design, from classical Chinese furniture to Ai Weiwei:
Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message
Photo: This Ai Weiwei selfie cracks us up.
This man gets more awesome every day. Ai Weiwei Has Made a Metal Album
"After I came out [of prison] I realized I had never really listened to music or sung"—Ai Wei
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China's heavy-handed censors will now have to endure Ai Weiwei's heavy metal
☉ Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei on exhibit in Taipei msn photo blog -
Ai Weiwei to release a rock album? Wow. That can only be either brilliant or terrible.
Prospect world thinkers poll | I just voted for Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and artist-activist Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei owns a cat that can open doors
Ai Weiwei to release album: Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose artwork is shown in museums a...
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses social media and art to inspire protests and suffers government persecution for his actions.
So cool! RT: The only Ai Weiwei-designed house in the U.S. can be yours for only...
Chinese artist to head Geneva jury via internet: Renowned artist Ai Weiwei, admired in the West but renounced ...
The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
Benedict Wong will play the title role, Ai Weiwei
Please take 30 seconds to sign this petition to help press the Chinese government to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Lui Xiaobo and his wife from imprisonment. People stood worldwide resulting in the release of Ai Weiwei, and we must continue the fight for Xiaobo. These people stood against the Chinese gov't for human rights and expression, risking everything. This is the least we can do for one of the few true heros left in this world.
Loving the Ai Weiwei doc on PBS right now.
"We live in this time ~ We have to speak out." Sparks Social Media Flames in China
"Protest is a way for me to experience democracy": Watching doc on Ai WeiWei
Ai Weiwei worked at the old 2nd Ave Deli, lived off corned beef, when he was here on study-abroad in the 80s.
Ai Weiwei on Independent Lens tonight. Such an inspiration to see an example of someone challenging the status quo in the modern world.
Watching documentary about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Extraordinary.
Watching Ai WeiWei documentary on PBS right now,very interesting! Follow
Make sure you watch the PBS show about Ai Weiwei & reinforce why we fight obama & watch what happens if we don't
Loved exhibit and moved again tonight by "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"
A cat starts to play with a piece of artwork. An assistant tries to stop the cat.Ai Weiwei intercedes and the cat plays on!
Vancouver people, ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ is on KCTS at 10. Great film: watch it!
Love the filming the filmers digital camera showdown in this Ai Weiwei doc.
Watching Ai WeiWei's: Never Sorry. Grateful for my way of life.
Fascinating, disturbing, insightful documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on what courage it takes to speak up against the gov't
Would you trust the future of art and democracy to this man? If YES, then tune in tonight!
The Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry doc on PBS tonight is great:
"If the internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win." - Ai Weiwei - - see tonight
Totally sucked into this program on about Ai Weiwei. So very insightful.
Don't miss the award-winning doc Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry tonight - you won't be, either!
Watching a documentary on Ai WeiWei. It is fantastic and disturbing all at the same time.
Ai Weiwei. So great. Heroic. Now on the list, with George Orwell.
Ai Weiwei documentary is really well researched, crafted and conceived. Moving and insightful.
Ai Weiwei. what an amazing human being! world could use more like him
Watching the Ai Weiwei doc on PBS. Be an individual. Stand up against "Tofu construction". Don't be afraid.
Er, Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry is on PBS. That's probably more important to watch. I'm full of TV advice.
Ai Weiwei documentary airing on PBS tonight
"The biggest difference between cats and humans is that a cat will not close the door behind them" -Ai WeiWei
Watching Ai WeiWei film on PBS. Stop reading start watching.
a man who cares for and respects animals is the best kind of human being. This is Ai WeiWei
Ai WeiWei, you are an amazing human being! :-). This Documentary is so inspiring.
Enjoying Independent Lens - Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei's Muse is His Conscience from
Watching Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. has the biggest brass balls in the world.
An ARTIST and good human being;but greatest of all a "DEAR SOUL'" who loves and respects ANIMALS.You have my love and respect sir
Ai Weiwei documentary airing on PBS Monday night
Watching the Ai Weiwei doc on PBS. Hyper-intelligent & extreme bravery.
check out artist Ai Weiwei very interesting story
Watching a documentary about Ai Weiwei on Chinese artist speaking out for truth and gov't transparency.
MT will air on PBS tonight. Prep for the show with this interview w in
“Ai Weiwei Discusses a Documentary About His Life”. checks in w ahead of our broadcast tomorrow!
Watching Ai Weiwei on which is great especially after seeing the retrospective this past weekend at the
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts shared the following link and had this to say about it: If you didn't get to see the excellent documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" when it screened in SF last summer, you can see it on KQED this coming Monday on Independent Lens | PBS. Weiwei, China’s most internationally famous artist and dissident, challenges the government with...
In America, Ai Weiwei isn’t a dissident or a rebel, he’s a foreign policy asset and an artist of art’s limits “What can they do besides exile or make me disappear? They have no imagination or creativity.” — Ai Weiwei
I wrote this about Ai Weiwei, US-Sino relations, the property relation, Barbara Kruger merch table & more
Ai Weiwei exhibition visit with the honors class! Amazing opportunity for all of us! Unforgettable, really.
Future exhibitions at the Freer and Sackler Galleries: Perspectives: Ai Weiwei; The Art of Ancient Iran; Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting; Charles Freer and Hokusai: Japanese Screens; Charles Freer and Hokusai: Paintings; Hokusai: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji; Goryeo Buddhist Paintings: A...
Very quick edit to test out my new Sony NEX5 camera's video taking capabilities. Went to check out the Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei at the Tate Modern. They ...
Thin Line Film Fest comes to a close today with Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at 1:00pm at the Fine Arts Theatre, followed by screenings of the festivals award winners at 5:00pm and 7:30pm at the same location. What was your favorite film of the festival?
Also James Macdonald to direct the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, from April 11.
during my trip to DC I visited the Hirshorn Museum, primarily to see the exhibit of work my Ai Weiwei, but was pleased to view other works, such as Barbara Kruger.
China threatens veto of artists after support for Ai Weiwei - The Sydney Morning Herald
Concierge Tip: Visit the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to see the work of iconic Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Still moved by the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum. If you haven't seen it yet, go!
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has faced censorship and imprisonment by China's government. Rita Braver reports on a U.S. exhibit of the dissident's creations.
So I didn't see the fiscal cliff in DC, but I did see this awesome exhibition from Ai Weiwei at the Hirshhorn Museum
Officials considered ban on foreign artists without university degrees, after star dedicated gig to Ai Weiwei, say sources
Ai Weiwei at the Hirshhorn. Yucca and songs at the Native Museum of the American Indian. Orchids from Latin America at the Smithsonian. MLK, Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials. A good day, followed by a good evening flight. I've almost forgotten where am I now?
Interesting exhibits at the Hirshorn today Barbara Kruger and Ai Weiwei
A day at the Hirshhorn Museum and Botanical Gardens with Gretchen. Ai Weiwei exhibit and amazingly beautiful plants.
Singapore Film Society is screening AI WEI WEI: Never Sorry at the Arts House this February on 24th and 28th Feb! "Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and outspoken activist. In recent years, he has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, bulldozed his newly built studio, and detained him without a trial. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compell ...
Just saw the Ai Weiwei show at the Hirshhorn in DC. Fantastic!
You'd think Ai Weiwei's persecution by the Chinese government would mean no critic would want to rip his work. You'd be wrong.
"I am very much interested in the so-called useless object. I mean, it takes perfect craftsmanship, beautiful material carefully measured and crafted, but at the same time it's really useless." -Ai Weiwei
these are some images from the Ai Weiwei show in d.c. the second to last photo is Ai weiwei at the Hirshhorn Museum. I camped on the other side of the wall where he is sitting. the last photo is from a diff gallery (the sackler gallery). It is made of old wooden pieces of temple and i walked around in it trying to find something to pull off of it. but couldnt.
The first major retrospective of works by the Chinese artist in North America has opened in Washington, DC. "Unfortunately, as we were in the middle of working with Ai Weiwei on the exhibition, he was arrested in China and incarcerated for 81 days," explains Kerry Brougher, chief curator at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Whether chastising the 2008 Beijing Olympics ( which hehelped to build, as a architect) as a "fake smile" to the world or detailing the deadly results of shoddy school construction after the Sichuan earthquake, or meticulously documenting the increasingly aggressive police measures used against him, the encounters between Weiwei and the Communist government seem to be in a constant state of escalation.
Looking forward to Ai Weiwei's first American retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.!
Ai Weiwei is a huge inspiration, as is Barbara Kruger. Love her work immensely.
“Everything is Art. Everything is Politics.” Highly recommend Ai Weiwei’s new book Weiwei-isms:
Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, brings his work to New Jersey.
Just realized that I won't miss out on Ai Weiwei at the OR Civil War and Paik shows. Impending Smithsonian joy.
760 stacked on top of each other. Looks like a pretty cool art exhibit.
"Life is much more interesting, when you make a little effort." ~Ai Weiwei
Ooh you are good to us, . Latest book to arrive on our desk: Weiwei-isms by Ai Weiwei
Political artist Ai Weiwei we think you're AWESOME!! CC
"The Internet changes the structure of society all the time--this massiveness made of individuals." Ai Weiwei
new video focusses on protestor Qian Yunhui who died in suspicious circumstances
Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Smithsonian closes in less than a month.
saw Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed installation at the Tate Modern, such a fascinating and profound artist...
Images from Ai Weiwei: According to What? at via
Ai Weiwei: I'm Not an Activist | Experts' Corner|Big Think interesting video, guess his more of a dissenter?
Work of Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei in Princeton - NJ Today
"Ai Weiwei Never Sorry" is a really, really good documentary for anyone intersted in art and politics in China.
tonight: i watched a documentary on Ai Weiwei and 2 episodes of Pretty little liars
have you seen the Ai Weiwei documentary yet? It's awesome overall but he videotapes his cat opening doors.
Just saw the Ai WeiWei exhibit at the Hirshhorn...absolutely worth the visit!
Ai Weiwei gave my CPR at a public pool one time.
Watching the Ai Weiwei documentary What a story. What a man.
"Maybe being powerful means to be fragile." Ai Weiwei
Also, awesome "Jed Perl on the 'wonderful dissident' but 'terrible artist' Ai Weiwei".
Next time you can't make it to Science Club, please check out "According to What" by Ai Weiwei ~
//ChanceStoodt: "There are no outdoor sports greater than throwing stones at dictators" -- Ai Weiwei...
China dissident Ai Weiwei makes film on disputed death over land grab
UK’s returns for its fifth year, showcasing over 400 pieces of avant-garde designs. Discover here...
Rather productive day. Cleaned my room, did loads of laundry, shoveled voluntarily, and now watching an Ai Weiwei doc on netflix!
I need some maybe I should ask Ai Weiwei to design some for us! :)
Finally got to check out the Ai Weiwei exhibit with Definitely worth it.
Gallery: The art of Ai Weiwei, now subject of his 1st major N. American exhibition
Photo: Neolithic pots covered / ruined / reinvented in paint by Ai Weiwei. As a potter, not sure how I feel...
Still savoring our great conversation with Ai Weiwei. Live from Beijing: Thank you, Ai Weiwei!
Video: A new US exhibit of works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei; Also view our photo gallery
calls this Iconoclasm & Institutional Critique. I call it Brandii & Ai Weiwei give the finger.
Amazing Ai Weiwei's exhibit at simply stunning and unique
A feature on Circle of Animals, Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei on Princeton University Campus: Hope you have a chan...
760 stacked bicycles at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano by artist "Ai Weiwei" what size were you looking for?
The Georgia Regents University Augusta Spring Film Series 2013 will begin on Tuesday January 22. Because of the national holiday on January 21st we will screen the first film on Tuesday evening, but all other films in the series will be shown on Monday nights.The season will feature 11 films and will end April 1st. All screenings will be in University Hall Room 170 at 7 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a JagCard. General admission for community members is $3.00. Highlights of this season include new releases Compliance and How to Survive a Plague, as well as a collaborative screening of “Immortal Beloved” with Symphony Augusta to kick off their February Beethoven festival, and a screening of the documentary “The Invisible War” in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The series will, as always, bring the best in world cinema to the campus: the Argentinian romantic comedy Sidewalls, the documentaries Pina and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, and the award-winning French ...
This is a monumental year for movies. 2012 was where the studio films bounced back, and for the first time in recent memory, studio films actually triumphed the independent films in terms of quality and box office lucrativity. This is also a particularly unique year for me, as I have demolished my own record of how many movies I saw in one year. In 2010 I saw 40 films when I made my list, In 2011 I saw 56 movies when I made my list. This year, I have seen 76 movies released in 2012. As a result, I have seen much more than 10 excellent films. In other years, movies from my top 15 would have all made my list. But there are always 10 movies and no more, so this list what I truly believe to be the cream of the crop. Honorable Mentions: 13. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 12. The Intouchables 11. Les Misérables The Top 10: 10. Take This Waltz Take This Waltz is the biggest surprise on this list, a small summer romantic drama that didn't even get a wide US release. I saw this film on Netflix (th ...
projection of artist/activist Ai Weiwei on the museum's 74-foot-tall First Amendment Tablet
I need to see this. Ai Weiwei is projected across the massive First Amendment tablet on the exterior of the
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's art and quotes were projected on the Newseum's 74-foot First Amendment...
The Daily Frame: 74-foot-tall image of Ai Weiwei projected onto the First Amendment on the exterior of very cool.
Newseum will present a projection featuring images & quotes by Ai Weiwei on a 74-foot tall marble tablet.
TONIGHT!! Meet the Artist: Vito Acconci My Own Ai Weiwei Thursday, January 17, 2013 7 pm Ring Auditorium Recently named Design Miami’s Designer of the Year, Vito Acconci will give a talk titled My Own Ai Weiwei, addressing his 2008–2010 collaboration with Ai Weiwei at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong. Born in 1940 in New York, where he lives and works, Acconci began writing poetry in the 1960s. His daring explorations of the use of public space earned him recognition as one of the pioneers of installation, performance, and video art. In 1988 he founded an architectural practice, Acconci Studio, which works toward constructing a critique of the built environment. Hirshhorn members at the Inner Circle ($500) level and above may reserve two seats for public programs at the Museum. For more information on becoming a member click here or call 202.633.2836. Ai Weiwei Projection on Newseum Facade This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, beginning at 7 pm, images and quotes by Ai Weiwei will be projected on the s ...
Jury members at Rotterdam Sixteen films have been selected for IFFR's Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2013. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund and three were launched as project at CineMart. Celebrated visual artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei will join the five member jury from his home in Beijing. Jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2013 The Jury of the eighteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition for first or second films of International Film Festival Rotterdam consists of distinguished Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamedarya who has been banned from acting in film, theatre and television for the past two years; Russian script writer and filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa ( The Revue , My Joy, In the Fog); Dutch filmmaker Kees Hin who directed ninety-five films in his long filmmaking career; José Luis Cienfuegos, curren ...
Ai Weiwei, China's most famous living artist and most creative political dissident joins us from Beijing for a rare appearance in American media.
As part of his first exhibition at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, artist Ai Weiwei (previously) has installed 760 stacked bicycles in a sprawling installation on a raised stage within the gallery. It’s important to note that the bikes are not simply “stacked” but have been physically attached c...
Hey UVIC members! The Victoria group is having a one-day Human Rights film festival on Saturday, January 19th. The theme is "Hidden Truths". This is the info they have given us: "Location - the Victoria Event Centre, 2-1415 Broad Street. This is close to Pandora in an upstairs room which seats around 120. The venue has small tables with comfortable seats and we can serve refreshments. We will have tables at the back for human rights groups. Admission donation $10 for one session or $20 for the day, includes films, speakers, music, food and human rights displays. Afternoon Times - Doors open at 1.30, music by West My Friend 2 pm film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. Film: Third World Canada, following the life of one First Nations family deeply affected by the suicides of their parents and how the surviving children, separated from one another, cope. Evening Times - Doors open at 6.30, musi ...
Ai Weiwei's Unilever Series commission at Tate Modern, Sunflower Seeds, is made up of millions of hand-crafted porcelain seeds.
With intimate access to the artist, Alison Klayman presents a portrait of Chinese photographer, sculptor, architect, and activist Ai Weiwei. Captured over the course of three years, this portrait is as much about the current state of China as it is Ai Weiwei’s art and character. Exhibited all over t...
Ai weiwei tanning letters onto his chest
Checkin out the amazing Ai WeiWei's "Study of Perspective" collection & it def reminds me of my dear
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is one documentary everybody should watch. The way it deals with the theme of human rights...
Hello Alison ^_^ could I conduct a short interview with you about Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry for a school project?
Why doesn't Ai Weiwei have a check mark on his account?
My 16 4-of-4-star 2012 movies (best to still the best): ...Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Searching for Sugar Man, Holy Motors... (3/4)
Thank you, Ai Weiwei, for your courage, your, love, and your art. In freedom, David Batteau
Good year for docs. Look for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, How to Survive a Plague, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.
Who r u? MT Ai Weiwei it is included in list of candidates for Perikl's award! Plz vote for Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei expressed his own harem Ximen Qing declare her boring bar!
Ai Weiwei: According to What? - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden painting coca cola on a neolithic vase hm
If you ever needed a jumpstart to resolutions, allow yourself a little Ai WeiWei inspiration. Life is interesting if you do something
Hoping to see ai weiwei doc on Netflix tonight ...
I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom is such an abstract word, but it's all we need. - Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei. "The sunflowers seeds" at Tate Modern. A great work! The best I have seen in last years...
Wrapped up the doc shortlist. My faves: Mea Maxima, Plague, Sugar Man, Ai Weiwei and 5 Broken Cameras. Mad respect for Panahi, though.
Another 1st Friday we are kicking off! Tonight in Buffalo at the Albright-Knox:
Ai Weiwei is my muse. That man is phenomenal.
Ai Weiwei on NPR On Point I wouldn't miss it for anything
Speaking of marvels, next week - China's Ai Weiwei. Genius, artist, great brave soul. My job is ridiculously fun.
Ai Weiwei, 'Fountain of Light', 2007, steel and glass. Installed at Tate Liverpool, 2007.
More on humor and art v. oppression and our man in China, Ai Weiwei, from NYT's Nicholas Kristof:
Taking in the Ai Weiwei exhibit with my son. Great way to end the work week.
Eloquent reminder for the New Year from Ai Weiwei "To insist on certain values, that is the role of the US"
Love this pic of & Ai Weiwei 'the Chinese Communist Party's No.1 headache' (beware could get worse!)
Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Ai Weiwei exhibit *a historical property has morals and ethics of the society th
"For me, I think the most important freedom is to think freely" - Ai Weiwei (on freedom. More:
Deepa Mehta on magic, Jann Arden on pets, Ai Weiwei on freedom and more
Ai Weiwei and the Communist Party, Tormenting Each Other: Readers weigh in on my column about the Chinese artist...
ART HIGHLIGHTS OF 2012 # 8 Iconic Artwork Poses This year two viral marketing campaigns — one for the art documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” the other for MoMA's exhibition of the auction record-setting copy of Edvard Munch's “The Scream” — made use of social media particularly well and involved participants striking poses from famous artworks in a kind of art historical version of the popular “planking” meme. In the former case, followed Ai in flipping off their own chosen symbol of oppressive power; in the latter, visitors to MoMA posted pictures of themselves making the same “Scream” face popularized decades ago by Macaulay Culkin in a famous scene from “Home Alone.”
Ai Weiwei's Christmas screensaver: let his Door Gods protect your home Ai Weiwei says: 'Each Chinese New Year, I create a different poster of the gods for netizens to download and post on their doors. I would like to share this with Guardian readers'
Season's Meetings! Nick Kristof (Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn) and Ai Weiwei today in Beijing! Half the Sky re-airs Feb 11 & Mar 4, while Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry premieres on Feb 25! Mark your calendars for both in the new season of Independent Lens!
Have you got any festive music/art puns? 'Ai Weiwei in a Manger', 'Rocking around the ChrisOfili-mas Tree'. Can you do better (please)?
In this compelling portrait of the internationally recognized artist Ai Weiwei, filmmaker Alison Klayman presents an insightful look at China and its transition in a digital age. Klayman followed the outspoken artist over the course of several years, and deftly interweaves the larger themes of art, ...
"The Imposter" won two British Independent Film Awards (Best British Documentary, Best Debut Director). And "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" won National Board of Review honors as one of “2012’s Top Five Documentaries”. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have already shortlisted both films to be among the 15 documentaries to be considered for the next stage – the Oscar nominations. (The five noms will be announced Thursday, January 10, 2013. And the 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sun February 24, 2013 at 8pm EST live on ABC). Legal for the "The Imposter" : Susan H. Bodine for A&E, the producer/financier. And legal for "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" : Robert I. Freedman for MUSE Film/TV and Marc H. Simon for producer Adam Schlesinger).
A Ton of Tea by Chinese artist and enemy of the state, Ai Weiwei, is now on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:
Presents plan: Ai Weiwei, one ep Story of Film, Take This Waltz, one ep, Kid with a Bike.
Art world goes Gangnam Style mad in solidarity with Ai Weiwei via
The 25 most important artists of 2012 features KAWS, Ai Weiwei, and more:
Fantasy dinner party invitations have been sent to Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, Jello Biafra and Ai Weiwei.
Kim Jong Un still leading Jon Stewart for Time's Person of the Year. Ai Weiwei has moved up to 8th.
Directed by Ai Weiwei (China, 2012). Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Corrupt builders and officials were to blame for the high...
Searching for Sugar Man, Bully, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Gatekeepers and The Invisible War are among the 15 documentaries that have made it to the initial shortlist for the upcoming Academy Awards, from which five nominees will be selected. (Pictured: Searching for Sugar Man)
Dissident Chinese artist Sheng Qi is less recognisable than his peer Ai Weiwei, but his work is just as subtly provocative.
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