CHINESE ARTISTS GALLERY REPRESENTATION ART EXHIBITIONS TAIPEI
Ai Weiwei’s name is appearing on contemporary art news websites weekly, with new shows, artworks and events constantly making headlines. Now, The Art Newspaper has revealed a potential 2011 show in Taiwan and artdaily.org reports that Lisson Gallery will represent the artist.
Expect political fireworks in 2011 with plans by controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to mount an exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan from October, giving the Chinese authorities another headache, no doubt.
Lisson Gallery announces that it is now representing artist Ai Weiwei. … ‘We have had a growing appreciation of Ai Weiwei’s work and achievement over the last few years and are very pleased that this most significant world of artists has agreed to work with us. The idea-based and sculptural nature of his work adds significantly to Lisson Gallery’s evolving history.’ – Nicholas Logsdail
Art Radar was at Ai Weiwei’s November 2010 studio party in Shanghai where the artist served 10,000 river crabs to guests, using them as a jibe at officialdom.
UPDATE: Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio has been demolished! Click here for news, photos and more.
In October 2010, guest contributor Pippa Dennis reported on the artist’s continuing Tate Modern installation, Sunflower Seeds, Britain’s largest contemporary art commission. Each of the 100 million seeds was individually hand-crafted by artisans living in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen.
Click here to watch a fascinating video produced by the Tate Modern which details the entire creation process of Sunflower Seeds, from mining the clay to installing the completed art work.
- Internet best gift to China says artist and social activist Ai Weiwei – November 2010 – “This kind of technology will end this kind of dictatorship.” (MutualArt.com)
- Ai Weiwei’s studio party cancelled? Art Radar was there – November 2010 – original images and video from this controversial art event
- Ai Weiwei fills the Tate Modern with 100 million ceramic sunflower seeds – October 2010 – read our original report by guest contributor Pippa Dennis
- Ai Weiwei and Vito Acconci wrap up major collaboration at Hong Kong’s Para/Site art space – July 2010 – we provide some background for this exhibition
- Picasso of China or voice of dissent: Who is Ai Weiwei? Profile – September 2009 – our explanation of this social activist and political artist