Tag Archives: Ai Weiwei


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Mykki Blanco for Iceberg SS15.

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Morning Links: Mykki Blanco Edition

Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske’s “Reciprocal Score” at Independenza in Rome.  [Contemporary Art Daily]“Old Car City, USA…is no longer a junkyard.” [The New York Times]“What else can art do?” A profile on Mark Bradford. [The New Yorker]Comparing and contrasting the … Read More


Artists News
Artist Ai Weiwei and Activist Jacob Appelbaum. COURTESY RHIZOME

Rhizome and New Museum Release Online Doc of Weiwei-Appelbaum Collaboration

Today, Rhizome and the New Museum jointly released the online premiere of The Art of Dissent–a new film by Laura Poitra documenting a 72-hour collaboration in Beijing between Ai Weiwei and WikiLeaks/Tor Project activist Jacob Applebaum–as part of the New … Read More


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Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass (2012). 


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Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai … Read More


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Morning Links: ‘Eventually they introduced me’ Edition

One Hyperallergic writer’s experience following Luke Willis Thompson out of the New Museum as part of his twice-daily performance piece Eventually they introduced me to the people I immediately recognised as those who would take me out anyway for the New … Read More


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Molly Soda's page for "This Is Not An Error."


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Morning Links: ‘This Is Not An Error’ Edition

The net value of works in the Tiroche DeLeon Collection art fund, a fund which invests in contemporary art from developing countries, grew 5% in 2014, thanks to two works by Ai Weiwei: Forever (2003), bought in 2011 for $805,000 and … Read More


Artists Dispatches
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First He Takes Manhattan: Sean Scully Prepares for Global Domination with Shows In New York, Venice, and São Paulo

My life is like some sort of fairy story sometimes,” Sean Scully said, sitting in a paint-covered chair in his Chelsea studio. “I can’t really believe it.” He was in a buoyant mood, showing photos on his iPhone of his … Read More


Reviews
Alexander Kosolapov, Malevich – Black Square, 1987, oil on canvas 47" x 68⅛". COURTESY THE TSUKANOV FAMILY FOUNDATION, LONDON

‘Post Pop: East Meets West’ at Saatchi Gallery

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Ai Weiwei, Camille Henrot, Instagram Founder Mike Krieger, More Will Participate in Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Rhizome, the online art and technology organization, announced the line-up today for its annual Seven on Seven conference, in which seven artists are paired with seven technologists, who then create works together over the course of one day, present them to … Read More


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Ai Weiwei.


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Amnesty International Honors Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei With Joint 2015 Human Rights Award

A Reuters article reported today that Amnesty International has presented its 2015 human rights award to both Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and American folksinger Joan Baez. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, has been banned from leaving China … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Iraq's National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. 
 

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For Venice, Iraq Taps Five Artists, Plans Ai Weiwei Collaboration

Iraq’s National Pavilion exhibition for the upcoming 56th Venice Biennale will be titled “Invisible Beauty,” the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, which is organizing the show, announced today.The exhibition takes its name from the unexpected nature of the works to be displayed, as well … Read More


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Infinity Awards ceremony.


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ICP Gives Infinity Awards to Graciela Iturbide, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mario Testino, More

The International Center of Photography has announced its eight 2015 Infinity Award winners, all of whom will be honored at an awards ceremony—which doubles as ICP’s largest annual fundraiser—on April 30 at Pier 60 at the Chelsea Piers in New York.Graciela … Read More


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The psychiatric-observation area of the Alcatraz hospital, one of the sites for Ai’s exhibition at the former prison. JAN STÜRMANN/COURTESY FOR-SITE FOUNDATION, SAN FRANCISCO

Ai Weiwei Transfers to Alcatraz

Politically charged installations by Ai Weiwei land on Alcatraz Island Read More


Features
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All Together Now: Artists and Crowdsourcing

In galleries, public spaces, and online, artists are orchestrating pieces that can only be completed by you Read More


Market
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Contemporary Art Finds a Place at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Last year, when artists Terrance Houle, Adrian Stimson, and Jamison Chas Banks did a performance at Santa Fe’s Indian Market, a giant outdoor fair that features the work of Native American and First Nation artists from across the U.S. and Canada, … Read More