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Hong Kong Arrests Pair Over Ai Weiwei Graffiti

The AFP reports that two activists have been arrested for pro-Ai Weiwei graffiti in Hong Kong: The two members of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy party, the League of Social Democrats (LSD), were detained on criminal damage offences Sunday after they spray-painted graffiti depicting the artist at a small rally, according to party officials and the police. “This is wrong.

May 9, 2011

The Greatest ‘Sow’ on Earth: Tate is Carpeted with 100 MILLION Porcelain Sunflower Seeds in the Name of Art

The latest exhibition by Ai Weiwei has been unveiled at the Tate Modern in London, an installation composed of more than 150 tonnes of hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds: Sunflower seeds are a popular Chinese street snack but also hold another meaning for the artist… During the Cultural Revolution, propaganda images showed Chairman Mao as the sun and the mass of people

October 11, 2010

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