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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 09, 2011
Danish/Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, has been at the forefront of some fantastic public art projects over the past few years, the highlight being his New York City Waterfalls from 2008. Through May 17, 2011, Eliasson is presenting "Three to now," a site specific work at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 05, 2011
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has spoken out in defense of Ai Weiwei, as the Mayor was speaking at the NYC Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a public art installation by the detained Chinese artist Ai. Bloomberg went as far as to say the Chinese governement "do not value and protect free speech."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The story of Ai Weiwei continues to fascinate us, and as the Chinese artist was detained in Beijing on April 3, 2011, the Tate Modern in London (where Ai created his now famed sunflower seed installation in the grand Turbine Hall in 2010) has released an interview they did with the artist during his stay in London. Watch after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Last month, we wrote about famed and controversial Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, opening his “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” exhibition in NYC at the Pulitzer Fountain on May 2, 2011. That was before Ai Weiwei was detained by Chinese authorities on Sunday, with his current whereabouts unknown. But the organizers behind the exhibition in NYC say the show will go on, with our without Mr. Ai. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 14, 2011
Famed and controversial Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, will open his “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” exhibition in NYC at the Pulitzer Fountain on May 2, 2011. Presented by the Chinese contemporary art organization AW Asia, the 12 bronze animal heads are inspired by the fabled fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an 18th-century imperial retreat just outside Beijing. More looks after the jump . . .