25 avril 2011

Thousands March in Hong Kong to Demand the Release of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Artists hold banners including one featuring a portrait of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a protest urging for his release, in Hong Kong April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Over one thousand protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets to demand the release of detained Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei on Saturday, scuffling briefly with police. The rally -- the largest in a string of protests across the city in recent weeks -- has underscored Hong Kong's growing role as a hotbed of... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2011

The studio of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was tearing down by Chinese authorities

SHANGHAI.- A wrecking machine tearing down the studio of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, 13 January 2011. Ai has accused the authority being politically motivated behind the demolition, as he has become increasingly active in Chinas human rights movement in recent years. EPA/COCA DAI.
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08 novembre 2010

Chinese avant-garde artist Ai Weiwei placed under house arrest

SHANGHAI.- A supporter of prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds a picture of him at Weiweis art studio to protest the demolition of the place by the government in Shanghai November 7, 2010. Ai said on Saturday he had been put under house arrest in connection with an argument with the government over the planned demolition of the studio. Born 1957 in Beijing, Ais contemporary Chinese art has been highly vocal about human rights issues in the country. The artist helped create Beijings Olympic Birds Nest stadium and his latest... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2010

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei @ the Tate Modern gallery, in London

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern gallery, in London October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth. LONDON.- Tate and Unilever today presented Chinese artist Ai Weiwei´s commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern (12 October 2010 – 25 April 2011). He is the first artist living and working in the Asia-Pacific region to be commissioned for the series. Born in Beijing in 1957, Ai Weiwei is one of the most prominent and influential... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2010

Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals @ the Sao Paulo Biennale

The twelve Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals by Ai Weiwei SAO PAULO.- Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals installation opened at the 29th Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil. The Biennale opened on September 25th and drew large crowd of art aficionados from all across the globe. The Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals is the centerpiece of a global, multi-year touring exhibition that will be presented in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The 29th São Paulo Biennial is curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias and a team of... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2010

Ai Weiwei, "Barely Something" @ DKM Museum in Duisburg

DUISBURG.- Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is not only one of today's most cherished artists but also a well-known public intellectual. If contemporary debate centers on China, on a formerly introverted empire that has almost overnight turned into a global power, Ai Weiwei serves as a most eloquent go-between for those in the West who wonder what sort of China they will be dealing with. As an artist, Ai Weiwei commands a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography and installation but also architectural work and, last but not least,... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2009

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Transforms the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

The installation "With Milk, Find Something Everybody Can Use" by Ai Weiwei forms part of the series of contemporary installations with the Pavilion as their setting. Photo: EFE/Toni Albir BARCELONA.- As of December 10 the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion will be the object of an intervention that reflects on the use of buildings and our concept of them as unique, unalterable spaces. The artist Ai Weiwei, one of the leading – and most controversial – figures of Chinese contemporary art, will fill the Pavilion pools with two... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2009

Creative Time Partners with Art Basel Miami Beach to Redesign Oceanfront

Ai Weiwei, Bubble, 2008. Meile MIAMI, FL.- This year, the layout of Art Basel Miami Beach will be extensively redesigned, including larger spaces for many galleries, and an innovative floor plan to maximize the visitor experience inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Art Positions sector, focused on special projects by young artists and galleries, formerly situated at Collins Park, will now be sited in the center of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Galleries, the main section of the show, will again feature the... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2009

Ai Weiwei @ Haus der Kunst

Ai Weiwei, Soft Ground, 2009. Wool, 3560 x 1060 cm © Ai Weiwei; and Rooted upon, 2009, 100 pieces of tree trunks, 640 x 3500 x 1100 cm © Ai Weiwei; and Fairytale, 2007, 1001 Chinese visitors. Wallpaper from digital photographs © Ai Weiwei. MUNICH.- "How is it possible that such technical refinement and craftsmanship were able to develop and unfold in China under imperial tyranny? For me the Haus der Kunst, which was commissioned by Hitler for exhibitions of German art, provides the contextual and formal framework in which... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2009

Ai Weiwei 'World map' @ Galleri Faurschou, Beijing

In the fall Faurschou Beijing will be hosting a solo show with internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei. Politically frank and aesthetically poignant, Ai Weiwei's works deal with Chinese history and contemporary society. His formal practice changes in form and the materials deployed according to the diversity of activities his art embraces. Influenced early in his career by Dada, Duchamp, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei's works have been based on a conceptual approach - on installation and sculpture. The... [Lire la suite]
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