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Topic - Ai Weiwei
Moviegoers returned to cinemas in great numbers this year after a disappointing 2011 box office tally. They were treated to an unusually rich trove of movies, ranging from quality blockbusters, unusually literate studio fare, exciting new independent voices and potentially groundbreaking uses of technology.
It's art that tempts you. All those "do not touch" signs are essential.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style" _ but in a trademark act of irreverence, he's thrown in a pair of handcuffs and a poke at Chinese censors.
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and jailed Russian punks Pussy Riot are among artists, curators and collectors on a list of the 100 most influential figures in the art world.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's Olympic Stadium and has since drawn tough scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist and dissident, was scheduled to be in Washington for the Oct. 7 opening of the first North American survey of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Unfortunately, it's unlikely he will make the trip since, as of this writing, Chinese authorities are still holding his passport following his 2011 arrest and 81-day detention.
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei will contribute to Germany's pavilion at next year's Venice Biennale.
Until his arrest in April 2011, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei walked a careful line in flouting the government without pushing past the point of what the Chinese courts call "incitement to subversion of state power."
Middle-aged it may be, but Silverdocs — the showcase of nonfiction film (June 18 through 24) in Silver Spring — shows no sign of slowing down.
The city's spring art auction season was red hot.
Paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon and a work featuring one ton of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei are among the artworks leading a Wednesday night contemporary art sale at Sotheby's.
Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million and works by Roy Lichtenstein and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei broke their own records at Sotheby's contemporary art sale on Wednesday.
Ai sunflower seeds bought by British gallery
Britain's Tate gallery has bought a work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made up of 8 million porcelain sunflower seeds _ a portion of the 100 million he brought to London in 2010.
Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.
"Freedom is a pretty strange thing," Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says in this first-class documentary. "Once you've experienced it, it remains in your heart, and no one can take it away."
"Our happiness is constantly being taken away from us, our homes demolished, we are always controlled, passports can be taken away from us, and all these can affect our happiness," Ai said. "However, every morning we have the opportunity to give others something to laugh about. Laughter is important."