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Smasher of Ai Weiwei Vase Gets Probation


Vase-smashing artist Maximo Caminero has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and 100 hours of community service for his Ai Weiwei artwork-destroying stunt at the Perez Art Museum back in… More ›

Ai Weiwei Helps Launch Digital Arts Platform


Ai Weiwei is one of a number of major artists to participate in a new digital arts platform, supported by Arts Council England and the BBC. The Space — a website on which artists are invited to… More ›

Ai Weiwei Rally to Hit Brooklyn Thursday


Before Ai Weiwei’s new show “According to What?” opens at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18, New York-based activist organization the PEN American Center is organizing a rally for the artist in… More ›

Meme Alert: Meet “Sci-Fi Ai” Weiwei


Yesterday, news broke that Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the star of a new short sci-fi film called “The Sandstorm,” recently shot in Beijing by director Jason Wishnow with… More ›

Ai Weiwei Taking Over Alcatraz in 2014


Like the disgruntled Vietnam veteran played by Ed Harris in Michael Bay‘s 1996 classic “The Rock,” Ai Weiwei is about to take over Alcatraz. The FOR-SITE Foundation, working in… More ›

Wanna Spend a Night in Ai Weiwei’s Tent?


Since June the new Ai Weiwei installation “Aus der Aufklärung” — or “Out of Enlightenment” — featuring 1,000 two-person tents has dotted the shores of the Emscher River in… More ›