Ai Weiwei

Julian Assange

Julian Assange Just Moved a Step Closer to Extradition to the U.S.

The British Home Secretary has signed an extradition request. Now, Assange and the U.S. are gearing up for a heated legal battle.
David Gilbert
6.13.19
Blockchain art

Artists Ai Weiwei and Kevin Abosch Are Using the Blockchain to Make Us Question What’s ‘PRICELESS’

We talked to Weiwei and Abosch about PRICELESS, which uses the Ethereum blockchain to spark a conversation about the value of human life, and the current refugee crisis.
Jordan Pearson
8.17.18
Weekend Recommendations

You Need to Check Out 'The Meyerowitz Stories' and More This Weekend

Kvetch with Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler, jam with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and get psyched out by the BBC's animated opera series.
VICE Staff
10.13.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Watch Ai Weiwei draw a caricature for a stunned artist in Central Park

It's a response to the global migration crisis.
VICE News
10.13.17
Creators

I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
Kara Weisenstein
7.11.17
SURVEILLANCE

I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
Kara Weisenstein
7.11.17
political art

Ai Weiwei’s LEGO Portraits Depict 176 Activists and Political Prisoners

For a new exhibition in Washington DC, Ai Weiwei shows LEGO portraits that resemble surveillance and internet images.
DJ Pangburn
7.1.17
activist art

3,500 Salvaged Life Jackets Storm Denmark for Ai Weiwei's Latest

For World Refugee Day, Ai Weiwei placed thousands of refugee life jackets in the windows of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
DJ Pangburn
6.26.17
last week in art

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey Made Skate Decks to Honor Trump’s 100 Days

Also in the news: the 2017 NFL draft and censorship on Instagram.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.1.17
last week in art

Ai Weiwei Set to Install Hundreds of Walls Throughout New York

Also in the news: a naked man with a bloody menstrual pad strapped to his crotch was kicked out of Art Basel Hong Kong.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.27.17
News

Syria's Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Was Barred From Entering the U.S. | Last Week in Art

Plus, Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Adoration of the Magi' returned to Florence after a six-year restoration effort.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.27.17
Art

Anish Kapoor Got His Hands on the "Pinkest Pink" Paint | Last Week in Art

And Pope Francis appointed the first female director of the Vatican museums.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.26.16
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