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The Louvre at night.

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Jens Faurschou and Ai Weiwei. AI WEIWEI/VIA INSTAGRAM

Ai Weiwei Closes Danish Show Early, Protesting New Refugee Law [Updated]

After a law passed in Denmark that allows authorities to search asylum-seeking refugees’ homes and confiscate their belongings, Ai Weiwei protested by closing his show at the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen, the Guardian reports. The show, titled “Ai Weiwei: Ruptures,” … Read More


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Urs Fischer, Cumpadre (2009).

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Kim Jong Il by Sun Mu.

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Morning Links: North Korean Defector Edition

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After Lego Spurns Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria Will Collect Bricks for the Artist

Finally, a purpose for all that Lego you have got lying around.Today Ai Weiwei announced that the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, will serve as the first in a series of international Lego collection points for his latest art project. Ai’s … Read More


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Ai Weiwei's German visa.

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Ai Weiwei Receives Three-Year German Visa

Ai Weiwei’s spokesperson has announced that the Chinese artist and free speech activist has been given a three-year German visa, and will be taking up a professorship at Berlin’s University of the Arts. Ai posted a photo of the visa, which … Read More


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Morning Links: Has Ai Weiwei’s Studio Been Bugged? Edition

Has Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio been bugged? [The Independent]A Bulgarian artist has gifted the European Central Bank with a huge chunk of aluminum, promising to replace it with a real sculpture only when the Frankfurt-based institution has “fulfill[ed] all its goals … Read More


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Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange raise the finger at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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Morning Links: Dissident Selfie Edition

Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Maurice Tuchman, LACMA’s first full-time curator of modern art. [Artforum]Art dealer David Findlay Jr., owner of the 57th Street gallery of the same name, has died at the age of 82. [Artinfo]A … Read More


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Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Black Sunday (1960). 

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8 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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