Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and son of late poet Ai Qing, helped with the design of the "Birds Nest" Olympic stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is also involved with Human rights, and concerned with political corruption of mainland China.
An independent science fiction film starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has become the subject of controversy, with Ai claiming that he was misled in lending his name and image to the project.Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, 5:28pm
Ai Weiwei has been a highly sought-after subject for documentary filmmakers, but never before has the bombastic Chinese artist taken up the actor's mantle.8 Apr 2014 - 5:32pm 4 comments
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s biggest solo show, featuring a reproduction of the white cell where Chinese authorities held him for 81 days, has been unveiled in Berlin without Ai in attendance because the government still holds his passport.4 Apr 2014 - 12:09pm 1 comment
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he hopes President Xi Jinping makes time to see his exhibition during the leader’s visit to Germany this month, in an interview published on Saturday.15 Mar 2014 - 8:13pm
A day after the art world reacted in shock to a South Florida artist's act of protest at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Maximo Caminero is apologising to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for smashing one of his vases.20 Feb 2014 - 1:00pm
Artist Ai Weiwei, who was famously photographed breaking a Han dynasty urn earlier in his career, told the South China Morning Post smashing up a piece of art was acceptable, but only if you own it.19 Feb 2014 - 5:02am 10 comments
When the Stockholm Film Festival opens on Wednesday, the jury will include world-famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei - in spirit only, represented by an empty chair he designed himself.
The 56-year-old Ai, who is not allowed to leave China, was deliberately chosen for the film fest, whose theme this year is “freedom”, even though he was never likely to attend.5 Nov 2013 - 4:20pm
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was on Monday appointed to be on the jury of the Stockholm Film Festival even though he was unlikely to be allowed to attend in person, festival organisers said.23 Sep 2013 - 9:15pm
Christopher Doyle is fresh off the plane from Toronto and says he's sipping his first Bloody Mary of the day, but is it really? You have to wonder.7 Jul 2013 - 1:31pm
Like Kanye West, whose recent album was met with more adulation than examination, Ai Weiwei is a cultural icon of such stature that his medium is almost beside the point.30 Jun 2013 - 5:41pm