Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei on 'Human Flow' Documentary, Freedom and Solving the Refugee Crisis

Even from within the walls of the secret police detention centre where he was held for 81 days in 2011, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was thinking about …

Refugees

From Edinburgh's tram to Boston's Big Dig: readers' urban white elephants

Our list of ill-conceived civic expenditure, topped by Toronto’s costly subway stop, spurred Guardian Cities readers to share suggestions for more …<p>Colin Horgan’s roundup of urban white elephants prompted many Guardian Cities readers to suggest some he might have missed, revealing a veritable herd …

News (Scotland)

How an exhibition of prayer rugs aims to stand up against Trump's travel ban

Artists, including Ai Weiwei, have designed 36 rugs that symbolize the importance of migration, stating that ‘borders themselves are a fiction’<p>In a sun-dappled chapel perched atop San Francisco’s decommissioned military base Fort Mason, the well-trodden wood floors are lined with prayer rugs. …

Artists

10 Things to Do Now in NYC

DANCE<p><b>Grace and Snowflakes</b><p><b>New York Theater Ballet at Florence Gould Hall</b><p>This small but mighty company presents Keith Michael’s “The Nutcracker,” which is choreographed especially for children. (Helpful to know: It’s only an hour.) Set in 1907, this sweet take on “The Nutcracker” (Friday at 12 p.m. …

New York City

Serpentine 2017 pavilion snapped up by Malaysian buyer

The Serpentine Galleries summer pavilion, designed this year by the African-born architect Francis Kéré, is heading to Malaysia. The structure has …

Art

The Best New Design Hotels to Book This Winter - SURFACE

Travel<p>The latest crop of arrivals offer disparate design schemes and locations, from a one-room hideaway inside a converted Copenhagen crane to a …

Hotels

This teenage Syrian refugee has an inspiring message about proving the 'haters' wrong and building a new life in the UK

• <b>Business Insider spoke with 18-year-old Syrian refugee Maya Ghazal.</b>• <b><br>She said the UK's multicultural society made her feel supported despite her limited understanding of English.</b>• <b><br>She now engages in voluntary work and is determined to prove critics of refugees wrong.</b><p>Diana Legacy Award winner Maya …

U.S. Politics

Architects realise their dreams thanks to ultra rich in Hong Kong and China who serve as patrons

The Rockefeller Centre, Palais Bourbon, Burj Khalifa. Built centuries apart in different parts of the world, these architectural icons all have one …

News (China)

Ai Weiwei's tribute to refugees takes centre stage at 21st Biennale of Sydney

As Australian Border Force aims to "stop the boats" up north, the Biennale of Sydney is preparing to welcome the largest ever lifeboat of refugees to …

Artists

Sydney Opera House right on song for Biennale artist Oliver Beer

YOU couldn’t really say that Oliver Beer has been singing at the Sydney Opera House. It’s more that he’s been getting the Opera House to sing to him.

The Arts

Ai Weiwei and Nigella Lawson are Coming to the Opera House

Sydney Opera House just dropped its 2018 program. There’s no <i>official</i> theme, but we’re going to go with “diversity”. Nigella Lawson, Ai Weiwei and …

Artists

AGO overwhelmed by ticket demand for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Debbie Weber’s number finally came up: After 13 hours of waiting, it was her chance to secure two tickets to the Art Gallery …

Artists

The Twelve Best Films of 2017

<i>Faces Places</i><br>Something of a prank, an art project, a buddy comedy, a tour of the French countryside and an inquiry into memory and images and what it …

Denver

China’s Stealthy Holiday Crackdowns

As families across the United States were preparing for their Thanksgiving feasts last month, a Chinese court in Changsha sentenced prominent rights …

China

Art Industry News: Did ’Salvator Mundi’ Make the Old Masters Cool Again? + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, a nasty divorce battle over torched artworks gets even nastier and China lifts its ban on Korean art.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily</i> …

Art

Ai Weiwei at Antwerp’s FOMU

'Ai Weiwei – Mirror' is the first exhibition of the work of the celebrated, but controversial Chinese artist and activist in Belgium. The exhibition …

Belgium

Ai Weiwei: "The only conclusion is that there is a lot of inhumanity in us"

<b>The Big Issue: How did people become</b> <b>scared of refugees?</b><p>Ai Weiwei: There is no one who willingly 
leaves their home. No one 
gives up everything they …

Photographers

TOP 10 art exhibitions of 2017

<b>monumental in scale, discipline, material and theme, some of the most renowned, international creatives displayed their new and most famous works</b> …

Madrid

Future Expansion installs "choir-like" mirrored tubes outside New York's Flatiron Building

A cluster of hollow reflective pipes forms this installation by Brooklyn architecture and design firm Future Expansion, which is on display in front …

Artists

Chinese Zodiac On Display At Civic Center Park

<b>DENVER (CBS4) –</b> Denver is hosting an exhibit of bronze statues representing the Chinese zodiac. Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is by internationally …

Artists

The Square sweeps up at the 30th Annual European Film Awards

To mark the European Film Awards’ 30th anniversary, we were fortunate enough to be invited over to Berlin to celebrate cinema from across the …

Awards

Art Industry News: Artists Condemn Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Mozilla wants artists to make work about surveillance and London is getting a new statue of Princess Diana.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a</i> …

The Arts

This Store Wants You To Add One More Person To Your Christmas List

At “Choose Love,” shoppers can buy real gifts that will go to real refugees.<p>A new store based in London is offering individuals the chance to buy …

Infraconcepts and Versalume Partner with Ai Weiwei at Amsterdam Light Festival

Light is a remarkable medium for artists because it communicates information across several different dimensions: brightness tells audiences where to …

Artists

It’s hip to be ‘The Square’ at the European Film Awards

The European Film Awards – Europe’s answer to the Oscars – turned into a gala night for Ruben Östlund’s <b>‘The Square’</b>, with the art-world satire …

London

Londoner's Diary: The Crown slips up setting Eton's Eden in Harrow

In today's Diary: The Crown 's Eden Eton mix-up / Nigel Farage gets on his knees / Freddie Fox pours the drinks / Georgia Toffolo's mystery MP / …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Scenes from Russian-Jewish immigrants lives to star at the Israel Museum

Ukrainian born painter Zoya Cherkassky will present a series of works from the last eight years under the title of “Pravda.”<p>The Israel Museum in …

Israel

The Square triumphs with six prizes at European film awards

Brexit, the rise of nationalism and sexual harassment in the film industry were recurring themes for speakers in Berlin<p>The Square, a surreal, freaky and at times difficult to watch satire set in the world of contemporary art, has dominated the 30th anniversary of the European film awards.<p>The film …

Celebrity News

Kim Kardashian In Body Paint, Nicki Minaj as a Renaissance Woman, George Clooney Covered with Polka Dots: See the Best of W's Art Issues Past

George Clooney

What it's like inside the ultra-exclusive club that counts Roger Goodell, Anthony Scaramucci, and Wall Street billionaires as members

CORE: Club isn't easy to get into.<p>The Manhattan club counts bigwigs from the city's major industries as members, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, billionaire fashion entrepreneur J. Christopher Burch, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and Blackstone Group CEO …

Business