Ai Weiwei: "The highest joy in human society is overcoming difficulty"
To commemorate the unveiling of his new commission, ‘History of Bombs’, part of London’s Imperial War Museum's 'Refugees' season, we visited the era-defining contemporary artist in his Berlin studio.
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ai weiwei says authorities demolished his beijing studio without notice
The space is where the artist created some of his most provocative works.
"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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
major ai weiwei retrospective to open in florence
Opening in September, the exhibition will span the entirety of the renaissance palace, Palazzo Strozzi.