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
"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.”
An interview with the artist and activist.
The original appeared in the german print issue of the magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ on January 13th, 2014.
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.
31th of Dec, 2013
New York Times
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.
Ai Weiwei and Tsering Woeser have collaborated on a book called ‘Immolations in Tibet: Shame of the World’.
Ai Weiwei designed the cover art for the book in which Tsering Woeser tries to shed light on the reasons behind the self-immolations in Tibet.
A French-language first edition was published on October 17th, 2013.
published by Jonathan Kaiman
on October 17th, 2013
in The Guardian
Ai Weiwei in an interview with Jian Ghomeshi is sharing info about his art projects, his daily routine and how he is coping with his experiences during detention
on CBC Radio
from Sept. 4th, 2013
by Ai Weiwei
published August 27th, 2013 in the opinion section of Bloomberg.com
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He will be featuring his most iconic plus seventy unpublished photos showing shadowing done by Chinas secret police in the next album ‘100 Photos for Press freedom’ which is going to be published on Sept. 12th, 2013.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: