Ai Weiwei

News

ai weiwei says authorities demolished his beijing studio without notice

The space is where the artist created some of his most provocative works.
Claudia Tilley
8.6.18
Film

"I have no home” – an interview with ai weiwei

The Chinese artist and activist on his new film, Human Flow -- an in-depth look at the refugee crisis from a journey across 23 countries.
Juule Kay
11.29.17
News

shepard fairey and ai weiwei create anti-trump skate decks for charity

Protest art on wheels.
Hannah Ongley
4.28.17
News

ai weiwei remembers ren hang in new interview

Hang’s "works interpreted sex in a Chinese way, which contained a sense of loss and sorrow," says the artist.
Jo Rosenthal
3.9.17
Art

​ai weiwei: “I’m trying to create something that can be more relevant to our lives than art”

As he opens four new shows in four galleries across New York City, the Chinese art icon talks to i-D about the difficulty of making art about the refugee crisis, why he isn’t afraid of failure, and US politics.
Felix Petty
11.11.16
News

ai weiwei on why not giving a 'damn shit' improves his art

In conversation with fellow artist and activist Tania Bruguera, Weiwei spoke about why he doesn’t ‘give a damn shit’ about backlash against his work.
i-D Staff
11.1.16
Culture

ai weiwei: “it’s not about the work, it’s about saying something”

As the artist opens his most comprehensive retrospective to date in Florence, he speaks to i-D about the refugee crisis, fighting for freedom and turning art into political action.
Tom Rasmussen
9.26.16
News

nan goldin and patti smith are making art in oscar wilde's prison cell

Ai Weiwei and Wolfgang Tillmans have also created works inspired by Reading Prison's most famous inmate.
Hannah Ongley
9.7.16
News

#safepassage: ai weiwei amsterdam exhibition will focus on the refugee crisis

The upcoming solo exhibition reflects on the artist's personal experiences and those of the thousands of refugees who risk their lives to reach Europe.
Lula Ososki
8.4.16
News

​ai weiwei and patti smith part of artangel project at prison oscar wilde was sent to for being gay

The major new site-specific project will bring a group of the best artists and writers in the world to Reading Prison, where Wilde was incarcerated during the 1890s.
Charlotte Gush
7.22.16
News

​ai weiwei unveils his controversial lifejacket installation in austria

The Chinese artist continues to use to his work to draw attention to the refugee crisis.
Felix Petty
7.15.16
News

ai weiwei covers berlin theatre in refugee lifejackets

The Chinese artist continues to use the refugee crisis for inspiration in his work.
Felix Petty
2.15.16