Tag Archives: Ai Weiwei

Jenny Holzer’s LED-stream commission in a rendering of the Transbay Transit Center. Photo: Courtesy Of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and the SF Chronicle.

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s new commissions, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to Baltimore.

Ai Weiwei. Redline, 2016. Via Instagram.

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

This Week in Art: 8.29-9.4

A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s clash with China’s Yinchuan Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Santa Barbara to Basel.

Cao Fei. RMB City: A Second Life Planning 05, 2007, digital print, 47¼ by 63 inches; at MoMA PS1.

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

A look at this week’s art news, including feminist art trending in Los Angeles, and events and exhibitions from Alberta to Moscow.

Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2009. Mixed media including synthetic hair; 97 x 26 x 20 inches. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

This Week in Art: 8.15-8.21

This Week in Art: 8.15-8.21

A look at this week’s art news, including Nick Cave’s thoughts on race and gun violence, and events and exhibitions from Pittsburgh to Austin.

Tracey Emin. The Last Great Adventure is you, 2014. Neon, 177 3/16 x 67 11/16 in. Currently on view at the Long Museum in Shanghai.

This Week in Art: 8.8-8.14

This Week in Art: 8.8-8.14

A look at this week’s art news, including Carrie Mae Weems accepting the National Artist Award, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Reno to Shanghai.

Mel Chin. The Tie That Binds. 
One of 512 Unique Blueprints created by the artist and team to distribute at the Field Office. Courtesy of Current:LA.

This Week in Art: 7.25-7.31

This Week in Art: 7.25-7.31

A look at this week’s art news, including a Mel Chin land art piece that everyone can own, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Michigan to Mykonos.

Katharina Grosse. Rockaway! at Fort Tilden, 2016. Photo by New York Off Road on Instagram.

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

This Week in Art: 7.4-7.10

A look at this week’s art news, including New York Close Up’s newly awarded Cine Golden Eagle, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Edinburgh to Ethiopia.

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This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

This Week in Art: 6.27-7.3

A look at this week’s art news, including Matthew Barney’s impact on Kanye West, and events and exhibitions from New York to London.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1987. Photograph: Solomon R Guggenheim, New York. Courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

This Week in Art: 6.13-6.19

A look at this week’s art news, including Carrie Mae Weems’ “Grace Notes,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

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This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

This Week in Art: 5.30-6.5

A look at this week’s art news, including our announcement of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Norway.

Yinka Shonibare MBE. RA Family Album, 2016. Photo: Artlyst.

This Week in Art: 5.23-5.29

This Week in Art: 5.23-5.29

A look at this week’s art news, including William Kentridge speaking out against Europe’s refugee policies, and events and exhibitions everywhere from San Francisco to D.C.

Martin Puryear. Big Bling in Madison Square Park, 2016. Photo by Scott Lynch/Gothamist.

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

This Week in Art: 5.16-5.22

A look at this week’s art news, including Martin Puryear’s new public sculpture in Madison Square Park, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Los Angeles to London.

The CLICK@MoMA trailer, created by MoMA teen artists and Mary Mattingly. Photo: Kaitlyn Stubbs.

This Week in Art: 5.9-5.15

This Week in Art: 5.9-5.15

A look at this week’s art news, including Mary Mattingly’s collaboration with MoMA teens and a special ART21 screening happening tomorrow night at Cooper Union.

Left: Yinka Shonibare MBE. How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies), 2006. Right: Beyoncé in Lemonade (Digital booklet).

This Week in Art: 5.2-5.8

This Week in Art: 5.2-5.8

A look at this week’s art news, including Yinka Shonibare MBE’s influence on “Lemonade,” and exhibitions on view everywhere from Memphis to Montreal.

Kara Walker. Untitled, 2013-2014. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co. From Artsy's "These Sketches Reveal the Processes of 8 Iconic Artists."

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

This Week in Art: 4.25-5.1

A look at this week’s art news, including the selection of Mark Bradford as the United States’ representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and exhibitions on view everywhere from Florida to France.

Cai Guo-Qiang igniting gunpowder drawing White Tone, in Brookhaven, New York, 2016. Photo by Chiaying Yu for artnet.

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

This Week in Art: 4.18-4.24

A look at this week’s art news, including a tour of projects being developed by ART21 artists and exhibitions on view everywhere from Minneapolis to Reykjavik.

An illustration of Louise Bourgeois' Spider by Isabelle Arsenault. From the new children's book Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. Image courtesy of the Guardian.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

Left: “No Title (President.),” 1985. Right: “No Title (Kennedy would die …),” 1987. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

A look at this week’s art news, including collaborations between visual artists and musicians, commentary on conceptual art, and upcoming exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

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“Pixel-Collage n°14,” 2015 via Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo : Romain Lopez

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The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.18.16

A recent study has determined that most well-known British artists come from a middle-class background. Critic Ben Davis suggests the same might be the case in the rest of the art …

Artist Johanna Barron shows portions of her 2015 work of the Melzac Collection held by the CIA. Photo: ©James Rexroad

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

Twenty-nine Washington Color School paintings hang in the CIA’s headquarters, but details about them are mysteriously confidential. Despite extensive bureaucratic roadblocks, a lack of images of individuals works, and very …

Production still from the ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 4 episode, "Protest," 2007. © ART21, Inc. 2007.

Flashback

Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten (More) Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

In last year’s November/December issue we investigated ideas of unrest and revolution, and the ways art can and has innovated in the name of change. The months that followed saw huge …

Ai Weiwei with a self-portrait in Legos, via Instagram.

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

“Everything is awesome!” Or so goes The Lego Movie’s slogan, but Ai Weiwei is finding that’s not quite the case. In September, the Chinese artist was told that the toy …

Sam Gilliam, Carousel Merge, 1971, installed at the Walker Art Center

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

“Even when artists of color are embraced by the canon,” says artist Rashid Johnson, “there is often a strict focus on a particular moment, rather than their career as a whole.” Such …

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt, 2012. © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

The Walker Curates the News: 08.03.15

“I believe in doubt,” says Barbara Kruger, who recently worked with Los Angeles–area high schoolers in the Getty Artists Program to create her Whose Values? project. In an interview with …

François-Xavier Lalanne, The Sheep Station, 2013, featured in Margaret Atwood's essay on climate change

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

In her riveting new essay, “It’s Not Climate Change—It’s Everything Change,” Margaret Atwood namechecks art historian Barry Lord, whose book Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014) …

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The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

The Walker Curates the News: 06.15.15

Steve McQueen’s photo Lynching Tree is being exhibited in the UK for the first time in Tate Britain’s new Fighting History show. Found in Louisiana while scouting locations for 12 …

Kehinde Wiley's exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo: WNYC

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

The Walker Curates the News: 05.04.15

“There are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a …

Cai Guo-Qiang. Unmanned Nature, 2008. Collection of the artist. Photo by Seiji Toyonaga. Courtesy of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent work on view by Cai Guo-Qiang, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as news featuring other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

Mel Chin. Cross for the Unforgiven, 2002. AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded); 54 x 54 x 3 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New and recent work on view by Mel Chin, John Baldessari, and Ai Weiwei, as well as news featuring Pierre Huyghe, Carrie Mae Weems, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.

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“New York’s traffic strike.”
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From Today, 1966–2013
Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Photo: Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

The Walker Curates the News: 02.09.15

The Walker Curates the News: 02.09.15

A visit to the Guggenheim’s On Kawara survey prompts Ben Davis to consider how ahead of his time the conceptual artist was: “He was making art about the ‘quantified self’—the …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New aerial and landscape photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen are on view in his fifth solo exhibition at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA). “Maier-Aichen returns to some of the locations he visited upon …

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Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

Flashback

Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

ART21 films are doorways into social and political issues of our time. In this roundup ten artists comment on cultural exclusion and resistance, peace and protest, documentary war photography, revolutionary …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos, Carrie Mae Weems goes solo in the UK, Paul McCarthy brings chocolate to France, and more in this week’s roundup.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada. Photo: Gary Otte.

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

The Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

“I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box.”