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  • Ai Weiwei documentary airing on PBS Monday night

    Ai Weiwei documentary airing on PBS Monday night
    "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the 2012 feature documentary about the outspoken Chinese artist, will air on PBS Monday night as part of the Independent Lens series. In Southern California, the movie is scheduled to air on PBS SoCal (KOCE) at 10 p.m. The...
  • Ai Weiwei creates video promo for Elton John's AIDS foundation

    Ai Weiwei creates video promo for Elton John's AIDS foundation
    In November, Elton John angered Chinese officials when he dedicated a Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei. The outspoken artist, whose online activism has gotten him into trouble with police numerous times, has apparently returned the favor by creating an online...
  • Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks

    Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks
    Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered. "Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
  • Anish Kapoor creates 'Gangnam Style' video to support Ai Weiwei

    Anish Kapoor creates 'Gangnam Style' video to support Ai Weiwei
    Renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor has joined the "Gangnam Style" bandwagon with a new video that he is creating to show his support for fellow artist Ai Weiwei. Ai made his own "Gangnam Style" video earlier this month. Kapoor told the BBC News that Ai's...
  • World's largest Lego sculpture lands in New York; California's next

    The world’s largest Lego model, an X-wing starfighter, has landed in Times Square with enough cockpit space for Luke Skywalker. The life-size model weighs 46,000 pounds and spans 43 feet from tip to tale, which is about the size of the ship...
  • Ai Weiwei stage play gets favorable reviews in London

    There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
  • 'Gangnam Style' video from Anish Kapoor has human-rights theme

    'Gangnam Style' video from Anish Kapoor has human-rights theme
    Sculptor Anish Kapoor has released his "Gangnam Style" video, a human-rights themed take on the popular music video by South Korean pop star Psy. The video features cameo appearances by museum staff across the world, including staff from the Los Angeles...
  • ArtReview Power 100 list is topped by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    The annual ArtReview Power 100 list is out and this year's ranking of the art world's most influential and powerful people features a woman in the No. 1 spot for the first time. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the curator at Documenta (13) in Germany,...
  • Ai Weiwei goes 'Gangnam Style' in video tribute to Psy

    Ai Weiwei goes 'Gangnam Style' in video tribute to Psy
    One media zeitgeist meets another in a new video posted by artist Ai Weiwei showing himself dancing "Gangnam Style." Ai tweeted the video of himself on Wednesday dancing in the style of Korean pop star Psy's popular music video, which has become an...
  • Ai Weiwei at work on a heavy-metal rock album and movie project

    Ai Weiwei at work on a heavy-metal rock album and movie project
    Ai Weiwei isn't able to leave Beijing because of his ongoing legal battles with the Chinese government, but the world comes to him. The artist is keeping busy with projects that include a planned heavy-metal album and a new movie. Ai's debut album...
  • Architect Lebbeus Woods, who inspired sci-fi movies, dies

    Architect Lebbeus Woods, who inspired sci-fi movies, dies
    Lebbeus Woods, the conceptual architect whose work had a wide-ranging influence on the science-fiction genre, died this week in New York at 72. Woods, who taught at Cooper Union, was noted for his experimental designs that evoked futuristic worlds and...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...