Al Wei Wei After 81 days of being detained in a secret location, dissident, outspoken and talented Chinese artist Al Wei Wei was released from imprisonment. Wei Wei's zodiac sculptures (animal heads representing the Chinese "year of" astrology) near The Plaza Hotel make us always stop and...

It's an interesting time for China and art – the most famous contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, along with his wife and eight employees, has been essentially kidnapped and is being held in secrecy by the government. China is also making a huge global play to overhaul the nation's presence...

Curated has a three part Q&A with Alison Kayman: "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. With ambitious installations, including the much discussed Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern, Weiwei's star in the art world is...

Oft-controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is set to make his way to Germany for his latest exhibition, "Evidence." Appearing at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau, "Evidence" is Ai Weiwei largest one-man exhibition yet – more than 3,000 square-meters stretched over 18 rooms will display a bevy of...

Ai Weiwei unfurls a spectacular contemporary version of the traditional Chinese dragon. Seven sculpture, sound, and mixed-media works infill Alcatraz island for his exhibition '@large'. The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art...

Toronto, Canada – After creating an astonishing installation at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 2011, now chinese artist Ai Weiwei leaves us breathless again. The location this time was Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square for Scotiabank's Nuit Blanche. The bicycles piled together result in a...

Until the 26th of June, in the historic courtyard of Somerset House, London you can admire 12 bronze animal heads made by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who's currently detained by Chinese authorities. The animal heads are re-creations of the traditional Chinese zodiac sculptures. More infos...

Curated lets us know about this piece of big news: "On Wednesday night, June 22nd at 10:15 pm Beijing time, Xinhua produced a statement that Ai Weiwei had been released on bail because of "his good attitude in confessing crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from." Hours later, Ai...

What advice would you offer the next generation of Chinese artists and avant-gardists? Hmmm, try not to conform to the older generational ethos and don't listen to your parents! Make every attempt to be passionate and reach deep into your heart to locate and define your artistic...

Along with Hongbao and Yangjian, Wailing produced a collaborative work, representing the new generation of Chinese artists at the "Seed" exhibition. Her nature-themed work combines the mediums of pencil and watercolor. 1Eye hails from Lanzhou, Gansu province. Trained in traditional Chinese...

 

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