Ai Weiwei

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China’s disappeared: high-profile figures who have gone missing in the past decade
Peng Shuai is latest in long line of artists, officials and celebrities to have vanished in recent years

Oliver Holmes

19, Nov, 2021 @3:23 PM

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows by Ai Weiwei – an assault on the censors
The memoirs of the artist branded a troublemaker by the Chinese regime are also a powerful tribute to his father

Oliver Basciano

13, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The week in audio: Book of the Week; Start the Week; Promenade and more
Ai Weiwei on life and punishment in China; the true meaning of freedom; memories triggered by small moments; and podcasts for Succession addicts

Miranda Sawyer

06, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Ai Weiwei: ‘It is so positive to be poor as a child. You understand how vulnerable our humanity can be’
From living in a dugout in Little Siberia to his friendship with Allen Ginsberg in New York, artist and activist Ai Weiwei reveals what drives his restless creativity

David Shariatmadari

30, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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1,000 Years of Joys and Sorrows by Ai Weiwei review – a life of dissent
The artist’s memoir reveals a rebellious spirit, inherited from his persecuted poet father, which sustained him through detention by Chinese authorities

Sean O’Hagan

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ai Weiwei on the death of Diane Weyermann: ‘Like a bridge of hope washed away in the storm’
The artist and film-maker remembers the pioneering documentary producer behind films such as RBG, The Square and An Inconvenient Truth, who has died aged 66

Ai Weiwei

21, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Everything is cake: how increasingly elaborate decorative baking became an online obsession
From a Rita Ora likeness to the torturous commissions of Hamish Blake’s kids, the art of baking has stepped up – and we can’t get enough of it

Donna Lu

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Ai Weiwei accuses curators of rejecting artwork over Julian Assange content
Artist claims piece was rejected from exhibition for addressing imprisonment of the WikiLeaks founder

David Batty

02, Jun, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Ai Weiwei on colonialism and statues, Churchill, China and Covid
As his controversial Gilded Cage installation goes on display at Blenheim Palace, the artist and human rights campaigner reflects on the ‘complicated world’

Tim Adams

29, May, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Artists urged to shrug off Brexit blues in cross-Channel project
People in UK and France encouraged to submit work exploring new relationship between two countries

Kim Willsher in Paris

08, Feb, 2021 @4:42 PM

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'They are willing to sacrifice everything': Ai Weiwei pays tribute to the Hong Kong protesters
The artist’s documentary, Cockroach, tells the inside story of the 2019 demonstrations against mainland China’s brutal clampdown – a tough task when he’s not allowed to return

Stuart Jeffries

18, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Cockroach review – Ai Weiwei's spectacular portrait of Hong Kong protests
Pro-democracy activists and police clash on the streets, captured vividly in this daring, dynamic and visually stunning documentary

Peter Bradshaw

18, Dec, 2020 @5:01 AM

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