06 juin 2021

Marbre, Porcelaine, Lego with recent work by Ai Weiwei at Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Ai Weiwei, Pillar with Refugee Motif, 2017, porcelain, cobalt oxide, height: 312 cm.; 122 7/8 in., diameter: 51 cm.; 20 1/8 in. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler. Ai Weiwei, Pillar with Refugee Motif, 2017, porcelain, cobalt oxide, height: 312 cm.; 122 7/8 in., diameter: 51 cm.; 20 1/8 in. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler PARIS - Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei is concerned with themes such as human rights, freedom of speech and global humanitarian... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2020

Ai Weiwei, GRAPES 32 stools from the Qing Dynasty, 2010-11

Lot 144. Ai Weiwei, GRAPES 32 stools from the Qing Dynasty, 191 x 184 x 151 cm (75 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.) Executed in 2010-11. Estimate: £180,000 - £250,000. Sold for £275,000. © Phillips. Provenance: Mary Boone Gallery, New YorkPrivate CollectionSotheby's, London, 15 October 2015, lot 14Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. Exhibited: Jerusalem, Israel Museum, on loan to the collection, 2011 - 15. v20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, London, 14 Feb 2020.
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16 novembre 2019

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Lot 441. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, gold-plated bronze sculpture on Huanghuali base, in 12 part. Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an edition of 8, plus 4 artist's proofs. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,840,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. rat: 29 3/4 by 13 by 20 1/2 in. 75.6 by 33 by 52.1 cm.; ox: 29 7/8 by 19 by 18 1/2 in. 75.9 by 48.3 by 47 cm.; tiger: 27 1/2 by 13 by 15 1/2 in. 69.9 by 33 by 39.4 cm.; rabbit: 30... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2019

GLASSTRESS 2019 at the 58th Biennale di Venezia

Glasstress 2019, Installation Image, © Nikola Grozdanov Returning for the 58th Biennale di Venezia, the sixth edition of GLASSTRESS brings together a new line-up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass.  GLASSTRESS is a project by Adriano Berengo dedicated to supporting his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Since its debut in 2009, GLASSTRESS has revived the traditional craft... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree. Photo by Dean Van Dis  RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, announces a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural, State” is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanic garden. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the defining cultural voices for the 21st... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2016

Ai Weiwei populates Lisson Gallery New York with felled, cast-iron tree trunks

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree Trunk, 2015. Cast iron. 503 x 195 x 100 cm. 198 x 76 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. NEW YORK, NY.- For his first solo exhibition with Lisson New York, Ai Weiwei populates the gallery with felled, cast-iron tree trunks, nearly sixteen feet in length, and a series of iron root sculptures set against the backdrop of a new wallpaper installation. Situated among the beams of the High Line exposed entirely in this exhibition for the first time, the seven sculptures on display... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2016

Kneaded Knowledge. The Language of Ceramics at Kunsthaus Graz

  Ai Weiwei, Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994, urn from Western Han dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD) and paint. Photo: Studio Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. by donation. Some of the earliest artworks were ceramics. The European Modern Era was shaped by the insatiable desire for Chinese porcelain, for which the highest prices were paid. Whether functional containers or artworks, ceramics travelled over the whole globe from time immemorial, connecting cultures that knew little of one another.... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sales 2016

Liu Xiaodong, Showered in Sunlight, 1990, oil on canvas, 180 x 195.  Est. HK$ 15,000,000 – 20,000,000/ US$ 1,940,000 – 2,580,000 (Evening Sale Item). Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sales will take place from 2 to 3 October 2016 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale on 2 October offers prime representative works by renowned Chinese, Japanese and Korean contemporary artists, including Zeng Fanzhi, Liu... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

Self-portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei explored at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

'Facing the World | Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei' EDINBURGH.- The many extraordinary ways that artists have created works using their own image are being explored in a major international exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. From Rembrandt’s famously unflinching treatment of his ageing reflection to Ai Weiwei’s politically charged use of social media, artists have chosen a multitude of strategies to portray themselves, for reasons ranging from self-promotion to the questioning of... [Lire la suite]