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
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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."

Ai WeiWei Releases Heavy Metal Music Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning rebel/activist/dissident/badass Chinese artist Ai Weiwei released a heavy metal single and music video on his website. The video and song, entitled Dumbass, features re-creations from his 81 days of detention. Also portraying the rock star fantasies he imagines his guards having, Ai Weiwei told the Guardian that his country was one of "crazy menace and inhuman conditions" and that the video shows an "inch-accurate" recreation of the cell, down to the wallpaper. "...stand on the frontline like a dumbass, in a country that puts out like a hooker. The fields are full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere... Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life's invincible." - Dumbass

Famous Artists and Their Cats

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Well, we should have known. We, or I should say I because I am speaking only for myself, used to think maybe I shoudn't tell the masses that I own a cat, but seeing that Dali, Warhol, Matisse, O'Keefe, Picasso, Kahlo, Weiwei, Klimt, Klee, Gorey and others all loved their cats, I no longer feel ashamed. Its a cat union party up in here. Thank you Flavorwire for grabbing this collection.

Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry. Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances.
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