Ai Weiwei @ Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei's first major survey of his work in the United States? Need we say more? Go to the Hishhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and see the work of one of the most important contemporary artists today. It is on view until February 24th.

Eric So x Ai Wei Wei @ Singapore Art Stage

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Juxtapoz happens to be in Singapore at the moment, and catching up on everything that is going on with the Art Stage Singapore fair, we caught wind of a collaborative exhibition with Eric So and the famed Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei. According to Hypebeast, So’s Aibudao sculptures have been reimagined with politically charged elements, courtesy of Mr Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei “1/1,000,000,000” Statue by Elliott Arkin

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
What a nice way to wrap up the year. Artist Elliott Arkin, has created a cast marble on oak base sculpture of internationally famous Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The sculpture, made in an edition of 100 and standing at 6" tall, is titled 1/1,000,000,000, a nod to China's population. The piece itself was made in honor of Ai's photo series in which he flips the bird at monuments like the White House and Tiananmen Square.

AI WEIWEI "NEVER SORRY": Official Trailer and #RaiseYourFinger Initiative

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
"Freedom is a strange thing." A perfect sentiment, spoken by one of the most famed, controversial, political, and influential contemporary artists in the world today, China's Ai Weiwei. Over the past few years, no artist has gained the international attention as Weiwei, both for his continually outstanding work, but for his arrest and imprisonment for phantom charges in China last year. First-time director Alison Klayman has captured the artist at his height in the documentary, Never Sorry.

Ai Weiwei Supporters strip off

Erotica // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
When artist Ai Weiwei disappeared, supporters made online appeals for his return. When authorities handed him a £1.5m tax bill, they sent money to help pay it. And now that he faces an investigation for spreading pornography – his admirers have stripped off. Internet users began tweeting their nude photographs after Ai announced that authorities had questioned his cameraman over pictures which showed the artist and four women naked.

Never Sorry featuring Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 26, 2012
This intimate and personal documentary reveals the man behind the icon that is Ai Weiwei. The immensely influential Chinese artist is described as the "a god of love", "the Beijing Andy Warhol" and as "a brand for liberal thinking and individualism" and Alison Klayman investigates the person that lies underneath these grand titles.

Ai Weiwei "Sunflower Seeds" @ Mary Boone Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 07, 2012
In 2010, in the Grand Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London, Chinese artist became even more famous with his incredible Sunflower Seeds installation. Tonight, January 7, Weiwei will open the installation again, this time at Mary Boone Gallery in New York City.

Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei @ Taipei Fine Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When we all look back on 2011, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will be the most talked-about artist in the world. His newest installation in Taiwan, Forever Bicylces, is a critical look into the rapid modernization and consumerization of 21st Century China. The piece contains thousands of bicycles welded together, and from the looks of it, the result is quite stunning.

Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, freed on bail

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Since being unjustly detained by Chinese authorties this past Spring in Beijing, Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of free speech and expression throughout the international art community. Today, the artist was freed on bail and has since returned to his family.

Ai Weiwei photo Projected on Chinese Consulate in NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On Friday May 20, Cuban artist Geandy Pavon did a bit of guerilla work by projecting the face of detained Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, on the Chinese consulate in Manhattan. Pavon called the piece, Nemesis Ai Weiwei: The Elusiveness of Being.
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