Artist Ai Weiwei has used traditional Chinese kite-making techniques to create mythological characters and creatures for windows, atriums and the gallery at Paris department store Le Bon Marché (+ slideshow). More »
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The press preview of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei is today. See some photos of this morning's preparations on our Facebook page.
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The Serpentine Gallery in London has unveiled plans by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei for this summer's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion: they'll conduct an archaeological dig to find traces of past pavilions on the site then line the resulting trenches with cork. More »
Dezeen Wire: a documentary about controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei filmed by American journalist Alison Klayman is now screening at the Berlin International Film Festival. The movie follows the artist from 2009, when he was preparing for the Sunflower Seeds installation at Tate Modern, up until his release from 81 days of detention. More »
Dezeen Wire: supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have been posting photos of themselves naked on a website as a protest against the Beijing police's decision to question his assistant, who had taken nude pictures of the artist and four women – The Telegraph
Ai was detained for 81 days earlier this year by the Chinese government on charges of tax evasion, during which time he was also asked about the photographs that he says have no deeper political meaning.
Dezeen Wire: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has described Beijing as a prison and a city of violence in an article published on the website of American magazine Newsweek.
The article was published despite Chinese authorities forbidding the artist from giving interviews, following his release in June from 81 days of detention.
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