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Ai Weiwei to Return to United States

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Show in Greece to Focus Around Work with Syrian Refugees

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Installs 14,000 Lifejackets at Berlin’s Konzerthaus

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Planning New Work with Life Jackets from Greek Island

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Ai Weiwei Poses as Drowned Syrian Refugee in Show of Solidarity

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Ai Weiwei Protests Danish Refugee Laws with Withdrawal of Works from Country

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Opens Commissioned Exhibition in Paris’s Le Bon Marche

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

LEGO Reverses Bulk Order Policy in Wake of Ai Weiwei Protests

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Visits Refugees on Greek Island of Lesbos

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

London – Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Art Through December 13th, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Starts Tenure in Berlin

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship After Company Refuses Order

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Ai Weiwei to Publish Memoirs in 2017

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Reportedly Found Listening Devices in his Studio

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Gives First Public Talk Since 2011 in Berlin

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei to Install “Forever” Bicycles Outside Gherkin in London

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Promised He Can Return to China Following UK Visit

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

UK Reverses Decision on Ai Weiwei Visa, Grants Full Six Month Stay

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Copenhagen: Ai Weiwei: “Ruptures” at Farschou Foundation Through December 22nd, 2015

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Ai Weiwei’s Travel to Britain Limited by Embassy Restrictions

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Free to Travel After Return of Passport

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Royal Academy Launches Kickstarter to Bring Ai Weiwei Works to London

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Shows in Beijing Signal Relaxed Stance of Government Towards Artist

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Ai Weiwei Teams with Tor Project for New Museum Tech Conference

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Market Thrives for Kerry James Marshall

June 19th, 2018

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRThe Art Newspaper looks at the thriving popularity of the work of Kerry James Marshall, after a record-breaking auction price drove new interest in his work, and a rampant demand for pieces, including those about to go on view at a show at David Zwirner’s London location. “We might not even keep a waiting list for the exhibition,” Zwirner says. “It’s going to be very hard to get a painting from that show, that’s for sure.”
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Theaster Gates Asks Collectors: “Support Artists That Live in Your Cities”

June 19th, 2018

Theaster Gates, via The GuardianTheaster Gates made a statement on supporting young artists in remarks last night at a party in Basel, asking collectors to support young artists making and selling their work. “You guys, I know that I’m the byproduct of people saying yes when they didn’t know me, saying yes at my potential and the possibility of the thing,” he said. “Throwing small dinners with me with five people that has turned into dinners for 200. I’m just grateful.”
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Art Newspaper Looks at Costs and Rewards of Major Art Prizes

June 19th, 2018

Glasgow-born artist Susan Philipsz is congratulated by friends and family after hearing that she has won the Turner Prize 2010, at the Tate Britain gallery, in central LondonA piece in Art Newspaper this week asks if arts awards really carry many of the benefits for winners that they claim, looking at a range of examples including a recent protest by a group of artists nominated for Germany’s Berlin Nationalgalerie Prize. “There is an unspoken assumption that the participants are likely to be remunerated by the market as a result of being nominated for or winning the prize,” the artists nominated for this prize said in an open statement. “We know that this is not always the case. The logic of artists working for exposure feeds directly into the normalization of the unregulated pay structures ubiquitous in the art field.”
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