Preview: @Large Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 25, 2014
This Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Ai Weiwei's exhibition on Alcatraz will open to the public. It is an incredible experience, especially if you have never been to Alcatraz before. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2015 so you have plenty of time to check it out.  @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of this iconic historic site. Installed across four locations on "The Rock," the exhibition is inspired by the island’s layered history as a 19th-century military fortress, notorious federal penitentiary, significant site of Native American history, and now one of America’s most visited national parks.

Ai Weiwei @ National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ai Weiwei just opened a sculpture exhibition at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The work, entitled Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, was seen in the past in front of the Plaza Hotel by Cenral Park in NYC. The twelve bronze sculptures have been around the world, but  for the first time they have made their in Mexico.

Ai Weiwei: According to What? @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. Featuring over thirty works spanning more than twenty years, Ai Weiwei: According to What? explores universal topics of culture, history, politics, and tradition, showcasing the artist’s remarkably interdisciplinary career as a photographer, sculptor, architect, and activist...  

Interact with Moon by Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Originally featured at the annual Berlin Falling Walls conference, artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson collaborated to create Moon, a digital canvas where users can interact, and leave their unique mark on the moon...

Ai Weiwei's "Forever Bicycle" Installation @ Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
For this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Ai Weiwei debuted a new version of his Forever Bicycle installation. Consisting of 3,144 bicycles stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height, the installation was lit with pink and blue lights and invited festival visitors to walk in between the thousands of bicycles. If you're lucky enough to be in the Toronto area, be sure to check it out if you didn't get a chance to Saturday night! It will be on display through the 27th of October.

Ai Weiwei For The SK8Room

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We've seen the likes of ROA and Andy Hope 1930 team up with The Sk8room. Recently added to the roster was Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who you might remember from when he received international attention regarding his wrongful imprisonment. Weiwei created three different designs for The Sk8Room and they're now available for about $400USD. Each deck is hand numbered, signed, and limited to an edition of 150 pieces.

Ai Wewei's DIY Art Tutorial on How to Block a Surveillance Camera

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
As part of the book Do It: The Compendium, a colleciton of famous artists' instructions for art anyone can make, the celebrated Chinese artist, and one of our favorites, Ai Wewei has provided us with a tutorial on how to, well, spray one of those hard-to-reach surveillance cameras...

Ai Weiwei's "Bang" @ 2013 Venice Art Biennale

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
In the last several weeks Ai Weiwei has produced several new artworks, from a heavy metal music video, a large-scale diorama depicting his imprisonment, to an installation of 150 tons of straightened rebar taken from schools that had collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He also designed the cover for Time Magazine. At the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Weiwei produced another installation, this once featuring 886 antique wooden stools!

AI Weiwei discusses his cover of TIME Magazine

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
TIME Magazine just unveiled the cover of their newest issue, and we know how hard it is for a weekly news magazine to garner attention for their covers, but Ai Weiwei will definitely get you on the arts and culture blogs. The cover features the attention-grabbing statement: "The World According to China".  Editor Rick Stengel was quoted on TV as saying, "I actually think it's the most beautiful cover we've ever done in our history." Well done, well timed, and yes, it is really beautiful.

Ai Weiwei "S.A.C.R.E.D" Installation @ Venice Art Biennale, 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Ai Weiwei has become the most interesting artist in the world in our eyes, with a constant outout of provocative, thought-provoking works in the face of his constant battle with the Chinese government. Currently on display during the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Ai Weiwei has created S.A.C.R.E.D. "a six-part work composed of six iron boxes depicting scenes from the chinese artist's 81-day incarceration back in 2011."
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