In 2017, SMC a Volkswagen dealership in Copenhagen shot a photo of a new Volkswagen Polo parked in front of an installation by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The photograph was subsequently used to promote a new model of the Polo car on its website and inhouse magazine.
10 December 2018
The decedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5 August 2018
The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced that the Chinese authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio.
6 March 2018
Ai Weiwei has announced an exhibition of recent works at Qatar Museums Doha.
The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of 27 artists who have given their support to a high profile charity auction in aid of award-winning NGO, Help Refugees.
28 July 2017
The dissident Chinese artist, activist, and filmmaker Ai Weiwei will be competing in the Venice film festival this year with his film Human Flow, a film about the global refugee crisis.
27 March 2017
The Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei will return to New York with gallery shows covering four venues. He will utilise the public exhibitions as a metaphor for his travel ban in China as well as the U.S. attitudes towards immigration under the leadership of Donald Trump.
20 February 2017
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park celebrates its 40th anniversary by presenting sculptures by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
23 November 2016
For his third exhibition at Lisson Gallery London and following his acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015, Ai Weiwei returns to the United Kingdom with two installations that promote discussion and dialogue.
Italy’s first major retrospective dedicated to the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei opens 23 September at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi It will present an important insight into the body of work that Mr. Ai has created during different phases of his career. Visitors to the Palazzo will […]
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to appear in conversation with Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, at the Cambridge Union. The renowned artist follows in the footsteps of such respected figures as the Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill, Judi Dench and Salman Rushdie in addressing students at the historic union. Ai is notable for […]
The Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) in Athens has unveiled Ai Weiwei at Cycladic (20 May – 30 Oct 2016). This is the artist’s first major exhibition in Greece which includes a new artwork that responds to the museum’s collection. This is the artist’s first exhibition in an archaeological museum and follows a close collaboration between Ai Weiwei and the MCA. Significant works by the Chinese artist are displayed among […]
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen the billionaire Maker of Lego has publicly admitted that their reluctance to sell their toys to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei for an art installation was a huge “mistake”. The toymaker came under scrutiny on social media last autumn following Mr Ai’s revealing that the toy giant Lego had refused an order of the plastic […]
From those as successful as Ai Weiwei, to children newly born, it seems that everyone has an Instagram account. That’s no surprise either. It is one of the biggest social media applications, and after being bought by Facebook for $1billion in 2012, it has only grown. Now receiving upwards of 400 million users per month. […]
A major exhibition of the Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been announced by the Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) in Athens. Ai Weiwei at Cycladic (20 May – 30 Oct 2016) will be the artist’s first exhibition within an archeological museum and in the country of Greece. This exhibition will introduce audiences to his practice through many of his significant works, placing them within the […]
The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has begun work on a new art project in Germany. The piece will incorporate 14,000 life jackets discarded by migrants, who came to the island of Lesbos in Greece to shelter. Local mayor Spiros Galinos has provided the floatation devices for the artwork, the office revealed in a statement yesterday. A statement from the […]
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist has shut down an exhibition in Denmark in protest of plans by the Danish Government to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables, in order to pay for their welfare and upkeep. Workers at the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen have confirmed the exhibition closed yesterday. Under new measures, Danish police will be able to seize valuables worth […]
The Chinese dissident artist and honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei has long-been a supporter of refugees since the beginning of the European migrant crisis, even walking in support of refugees with Anish Kapoor across London, with Artlyst in attendance. Now, the artist has traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos to volunteer at the Moria […]
It has been a particularly busy year for the acclaimed dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Artlyst even joined Ai and Anish Kapoor when the artists joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. We even […]
Pu Zhiqiang the best known human rights lawyer in China has been found guilty of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels” on his social media posts. Zhiqiang represented the dissident artist Ai Weiwei on tax evasion charges, that many believe were politically motivated. He also campaigned for the eventual abolition of the labour camp system, under which suspects could be detained for years without trial. […]
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Australian visa has been approved and the artist is expected to arrive in time for the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s summer blockbuster show Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei. Ai is due in Melbourne the week of the exhibition’s 11 December opening. The artist’s visit had been “confirmed […]
The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has divided a 400-year-old temple’s 1,500 worn, wooden pieces between two Beijing Galleries. According to Galleria Continua – which is jointly presenting the exhibition with Tang Contemporary Art – the solo exhibition, which concludes on 6 December – is the first time the Chinese artist has created and staged […]
The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has collaborated with the Stockholm Film Festival for the third consecutive year – except, of course – it is the first time that the artist has been able to attend in person. Ai sent the art installation The Chair of Nonattendance to the film festival in 2013 as a […]
The dissident artist and human right activist Ai Weiwei has criticised British government policy towards nations with tarnished human rights records, reports The Times. Ai was speaking ahead of the launch of his ‘wearable art’ series at London’s Elisabetta Cipriani gallery. The renowned artist attacked British politicians for compromising their values for ‘short term gains’. […]
Stratford’s Olympic Park was recently the end-point of Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei’s march in support of refugees – the artists joined forces for a walk across London as the two strode down London’s Piccadilly accompanied by a hoard of journalists at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the […]
Artlyst continues to track the progress of the dissident Chinese artist’s recent struggle for artistic freedom of speech over the controls of corporatism, after Ai Weiwei posted on Instagram: “In September Lego refused Ai Weiwei Studio’s request for a bulk order of Legos to create artwork to be shown at the National Gallery of Victoria […]
After Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist recently reported that the Danish toy manufacturer Lego had turned down a request by the artist’s Beijing studio for a large order of building blocks, on political grounds. Ai then posted on Instagram, stating Lego had refused their bulk order in September. Lego’s response was that it couldn’t […]
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has finally begun his three-year guest professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts. On Sunday, the new visiting professor was asked whether he could define art. The 58-year-old Ai gave an interesting reply. “I am unable to say anything about this,” the artist stated, speaking to the audience – […]
Artlyst considers Ai Weiwei’s work hugely important and we support his endeavour to fight for freedom of speech and artistic expression. So with that in mind we are looking forward to whatever the artist creates out of his lego collection; once Ai has received his complete Lego donation, prepare yourself for another political work of […]
Lego fans have now come to the rescue of the dissident Chinese artist, after Ai Weiwei reported that the Danish toy manufacturer Lego had turned down a request by his Beijing studio for a large order of the plastic model-making building blocks, on political grounds. Image: The first collection point outside Ai Weiwei’s studio in […]