Bird's Nest: Ai Weiwei in English *beta*

Sep 27

@Large: Aiweiwei’s new art show in Alcatraz

opening on September 27th his new art show in the former prison is featuring Lego models of 175 prisoners of conscience from Edward Snowden to Nelson Mandela and a giant rainbow dragon

published September 24th, 2014

by Jason Farago

in The Guardian

Sep 06

Meow, meow - Ai Weiwei and his feline friends

by Laura C. Mallonee 

published on Sept. 5th, 2014


Jul 22

Ai Weiwei on his new art installation: @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

including a video interview with Ai Weiwei

posted on Art in  the Parks

Jun 22

Ai Weiwei’s essay on self-censorship

published on June 19th, 2014 in the Huffington Post

Jun 16

Ai Weiwei- Legs up!

May 06

Ai Weiwei gives an interview to BBC hardtalk

"If you let the people have the voting ticket, I’ll shut up."

May 01

Ai Weiwei erased from art show in Shanghai

by Austin Ramzy

published 29th of April, 2014

on Arts Beat/ New York Times

Ai Weiwei says the film ‘The Sandstorm’ misused his copyright

published on World Intellectual Property Review 

April 29th, 2014

Apr 09

Ai Weiwei as an actor

In a secretly shot short sci-fi  directed by Jason Wishnow Ai Weiwei makes his acting debut playing a water smuggler.

posted  April, 8th 2014 on China Digital Times

by Samuel Wade

Apr 04

Is Ai Weiwei the most important artist alive?

by Alastair Sooke

BBC- Culture

April, 2nd 2014

Apr 01

Ai Weiwei supporters pressure Berlin for passport’s return

"German supporters of Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most famous political dissidents, urged Berlin on Wednesday to demand the return of the artist’s passport before an exhibition of politically-charged works in Germany’s capital.”

Jan 17

About the inseparability of Ai Weiwei’s virtual and real life

An interview with the artist and activist.

The original appeared in the german print issue of the magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ on January 13th, 2014.

Jan 01

A New Year’s interview with Ai Weiwei

Following the article last week in the Sinosphere section of the New York Times Ai Weiwei lets us know how he feels about a country he loves but can not leave.

by  Didi Kirsten Tatlow

31th of Dec, 2013

New York Times

Dec 28

Ai Weiwei and his protest with flowers

Since three years now the Chinese authorities hold back Ai Weiwei’s passport and keep him from travelling.

His protest comes in form of an installed bycicle outside his compound presenting a daily bouquet of fresh flowers until he his given back his freedom to travel.

published in The New York Times

by Didi Kirsten Tatlow 

on Dec 27th, 2013

Oct 21

Ai Weiwei asks the Dalai Lama wether he expects to return to his native land

During the question and answer session of a public talk of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York the there present and livestream audience had the chance to ask the Dalai Lama questions Ai Weiwei posed his asking wether the Dalai Lama would expect returning to his native homeland Tibet.

The excerpt of the Dalai Lama’s answer was published today, Oktober 21th, 2013 on the website of his office in Dharamsala, India.