by Ai Weiwei
published August 27th, 2013 in the opinion section of Bloomberg.com
审判在你们见到我之前已结束“@animalfarm1984a: 作为押解薄熙来的警察，未未你认为审判是在计划之中吗Weiwei, as an officer handling Bo Xilai, do you think the trial still is as planed?
Keep up with the Bo Xilai trial at CDT’s liveblog.
The Paris-based international organisation to defend and promote freedom of the press ‘Reporters Without Borders’ announced that Ai Weiwei has agreed to join them as a supporting ambassador.
He will be featuring his most iconic plus seventy unpublished photos showing shadowing done by Chinas secret police in the next album ‘100 Photos for Press freedom’ which is going to be published on Sept. 12th, 2013.
posted at the organisation’s website on June 20th, 2013
Another piece from his forthcoming album ‘The Divine Comedy’ in a music video for Laoma Tihua
Song by Ai Weiwei
Music by Zuoxiao Zuzhou
Video by Ai Weiwei Studio
and the lyrics in English and Chinese:
On Sunday 16th, 2013 Ai Weiwei performed via skype from his Beijing studio with Laurie Anderson at a concert during the Luminato Festival 2013 in Toronto.
The transmission starts at 00:13:35.
While Ai Weiwei is still restricted from leaving China, his installation ‘Bang' is corepresenting Germany at the Germany pavilion at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale.
published at Designboom on May, 29th 2013
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