Posts Tagged ‘Ai Weiwei’

A Brief History of D.C. Museums’ Crowdfunding Attempts

The Hirshhorn's Ai Weiwei show only raised $555 of its $35,000 goal.

Watch: José Andrés and Ai Weiwei Are Buds

Two of the world's most beloved panda bears, José Andrés and Ai Weiwei, are fast pals, according to Youtube.

China blogger Anthony Tao ran into Ai at a restaurant in Caochangdi, a neighborhood something like Beijing's H Street. The Atlantic's James Fallows confirms the meet-up and the whimsical haircut that followed. Fallows promises a lengthier discussion [...]

Fleetness and Light: Projecting on Washington

Crow at the establishmentarianism of Official Washington, with its chunky buildings and drab marble; turn up your nose at the fed­eral government’s sprawling dominion over District acreage; whimper over its dull regality, all honor and remembrance and boring, boring history. But don’t deny this: Downtown Wash­ington is brimming with big, flat space.
Maybe that’s why projections—as [...]

Arts Roundup: Make a Movie Here Edition

As if it wasn't already apparent, people REALLY want movies to be filmed in the city. A bill currently floating around the D.C. Council will collect funds from government contractors for the purpose of luring filmmakers here. [DCist]
Will Eastman of Volta Bureau curates the playlist for the latest episode of Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Have [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Emily White, Ai Weiwei, and Ben Affleck

Lindsay Zoladz has this week's cover story with a profile of Emily White, the 21-year-old American University student and former NPR intern who became an unlikely Internet lightning rod this summer when she wrote about how she barely buys music. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with a review of the Hirshhorn Museum's elegant, weirdly [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ai Weiwei at E Street

China continues to throw legal obstacles at artist-activist Ai Weiwei, to discredit him at home (obscenity and bigamy charges) and abroad (tax evasion). So in July, surprising no one, China rejected Ai’s appeal that the state’s tax authorities had violated his rights in raids that culminated in the $2.4 million case brought against him—as well [...]

Silverdocs: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Reviewed

You don’t need to see a documentary about Ai Weiwei to know that the odds are against him. Though Chinese authorities have relaxed the conditions of his house arrest, allowing him to leave his home without reporting his whereabouts to police, they have also introduced pornography and bigamy charges against the artist for appearing nude [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Robert Hosea Williams, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Brown

Ryan Little leads this week's arts section with his look at the career of Robert Hosea Williams, a recording engineer whose exquisite, long lost recordings of '70s D.C. soul have now seen the light of day. Kriston Capps reviews two installations by Ai Weiwei, the wry, political Chinese artist who spent part of 2011 detained [...]

ToDo ToDay: Noise Punk at Hirshhorn, Public Dancing, Ai Weiwei

Say what you will about Doug Aitken’s monumental “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn—some critics have called the outdoor installation an overgrown music video—but it’s hard to knock the song itself. “I Only Have Eyes for You,” penned by the songwriting pair of Harry Warren and Al Dubin, is a perfect pop composition: so simple you [...]

Arts Roundup: Ai Weiwei Edition

Dissident Display: The Chinese government's favorite artist Ai Weiwei will have an installation at the Sackler Gallery this spring, the museum announced yesterday. The work, "Fragments," which borrows artifacts from Qing Dynasty temples, will be on view beginning May 12. Hirshhorn will also feature an exhibit, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" beginning in October. The [...]