In a number of 6 sculptures meticulously recretated from his memory Ai Weiwei’s maybe most personal art piece, called S.A.C.R.E.D. recreates the details of his detention. The boxes were secretly transported out of China and will be shown parallel with the 2013 Venice Biennale though not officially part of it.
by Edward Wong
New York Times
May 26th, 2013
photo credit Christiano Bendinelli
'Dumbass' is the first single by Ai Weiwei from the album THE DIVINE COMEDY, which will be released on the anniversary of his release June 22, 2013.
The revealation of his music video was found on youtube published on May 21th, 2013
song: Ai Weiwei
music: Zuoxiao Zuzhou
cinematography: Christopher Doyle
The track & lyriks can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/aiww/dumbass
*The post’s title derives from a comment by Christopher Doyle in an interview with ArtInfo
New York Times bestselling author David Sheff spent some days with Ai Weiwei and accompanied him during his daily walks. Here is his report and interview coming out in Playboy:
On Sunday, 19th of May Ai Weiwei was among those who congratulated Tsering Woeser for receiving the ‘International Women of Courage Award’ she was presented at the American Embassy in Bejijng.
An award she was not able to accept in Washington a few months ago since she like Ai Weiwei is not permitted to leave China.
This pic was published by her on her twitter account on May, 20th 2013.
哼“@sailingger: 好有范儿 RT @FriendsofAiWW: “The people who control culture in China have no culture.” @aiww https://t.co/mZvPDFNM3B”
Ai Weiwei’s new installation ‘Baby Formula’ ist part of an art exhibition supposed to provoke debate in Hong Kong
by Vivienne Chow
published on May 17th, 2013
South China Morning Post
BBC News prodcasts Ai Weiwei’s video footage of a brawl between Han Chinese and Tibetan street vendors which he filmed while being out with his mother.
reported by Harry Low
Monday, 13th 2013
on BBC News
During re:publica, an anual conference in Berlin, Germany bringing the online sphere into the physical world, Ai Weiwei was invited this year to give a video interview.
This event was filmed and then posted on youtube on May 8th, 2013.
强力 RT @Post_yfu: @aiww艾叔，我刚做的。拒绝遗忘 http://t.co/ReEqtWVWXR
"carved in bones and engraved in the heart" idiom fig. unforgettable
Question asked and answered by Jonathan Jones
published on the JonathanJonesonArtblog of The Gurdian
April, 24th 2013