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    1. September 26, 2014

      Art Market: the fate of Detroit’s art collection

      One of the problems of valuing art is that experts rarely agree: ask four specialists, as the joke goes, and you will get...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

      Artists’ radical gestures have long been co-opted by the establishment but, still, an exhibition of Ai Weiwei, the world’s...

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    1. August 8, 2014

      More exhibitions: Gego and Franz West

      Ai Weiwei, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield Ai Weiwei’s contribution to Documenta 2007 was to invite 1,001 Chinese...

    2. May 30, 2014

      Three current Ai Weiwei exhibitions display his wit and courage

      Yorkshire Sculpture Park has a strange new tree. Solid yet graceful, inspired by the street vendors of Jingdezhen in...

    3. May 29, 2014

      Ai Weiwei

      Ai Weiwei’s contribution to Documenta 2007 was to invite 1,001 Chinese citizens to Kassel, drawing the attention of the...

    4. May 9, 2014

      Interview: Christopher Doyle

      A poet behind the camera, cinematographer Christopher Doyle is known for his fast living and straight talking. Born in...

    5. May 6, 2014

      Tiananmen anniversary sparks China crackdown

      Chinese authorities have intensified a crackdown on dissent by formally detaining a prominent human rights lawyer, a month...

    6. April 11, 2014

      China’s design playground gives world’s top architects free rein

      China architecture When the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wang Shu was asked to build a villa by an ambitious Chinese...

    7. December 27, 2013

      Miami’s Pérez Art Museum celebrates the work of Ai Weiwei

      The freshly opened Pérez Art Museum in Miami delivers a dramatic statement before you even go through its doors to see...

    8. December 6, 2013

      The Art Market: Art Basel Miami Beach, China auctions and Rembrandt still unsold

      The annual art-fashion-luxury-goods-party-party-party fest that is Art Basel Miami Beach has been in full swing in Florida...

    9. November 17, 2013

      Contemporary art scene comes of age

      Visitors to the West Kowloon waterfront promenade this June will have been greeted by a large heap of excrement. But this...

    10. October 16, 2013

      Island, Dairy Art Centre, London – review

      Thirty years after his Brave New World, the novelist Aldous Huxley framed his last novel in 1962 as a kind of companion...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Your graphical clownshow… now with more pacman. - Banksy, Bell, bubbles and Fama - Sveriges...

    12. October 6, 2013

      Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution, Pace Gallery, London – review

      Li told me at the opening of this superb first UK solo show that his title refers not only to political/ideological betrayal...

    13. September 20, 2013

      Zeng Fanzhi: A wealth of art in China

      It was 1998 and Zeng Fanzhi was struggling to find somewhere to display his paintings. The market for modern Chinese art...

    14. June 21, 2013

      Balance of soft power

      I came out of the Underground on a warmish evening this week, and stumbled into a demonstration. The protesters were from...

    15. May 29, 2013

      Chimerica, Almeida Theatre, London – review

      Benedict Wong seems to have cornered the market in being interrogated in compact boxes centre stage. Directly after playing...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2013

      Installation called 'Bang' by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

      Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Visitors looks at the installation called ‘Bang’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the German...

    17. May 27, 2013

      Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., Venice Biennale – review

      In the spring of 2011, just after his release from illegal detention in Beijing, I interviewed Ai Weiwei about the 81 days...

    18. May 24, 2013

      The lagoon show

      The International Art Exhibition of the City of Venice, as its inaugural edition in 1895 was known, was the first such event...

    19. The World

      May 22, 2013

      Ai Weiwei: the Greatest Hits edition

      Evidently, Ai Weiwei is not one to let 81 days in jail keep him quiet. China’s most famous dissident has just released a...

    20. May 17, 2013

      Ploughing a new furrow

      A local perspective on the global force that is the west’s modern art history: this is one way of describing what Chinese...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2013

      Ai Weiwei installation

      Kin Cheung/AP Point of discussion: staff chat in front of the latest sculpture installation from Ai Weiwei, the Chinese...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 10, 2013

      Ai Weiwei takes aim at China's formula milk scandals

      The quality of Chinese infant milk is not just an issue for mothers and the market – now Ai Weiwei, the artist Beijing most...

    23. April 18, 2013

      #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, Hampstead Theatre, London – review

      The Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei shuffles forward in the airport queue and hands the official his passport. The man...

    24. March 14, 2013

      Xi Jinping selection shrouded in secrecy

      Over a period of just 12 hours two of the world’s most powerful institutions, the Roman Catholic Church and the Chinese...

    25. February 18, 2013

      Chinese leadership to reform gulags

      Pu Zhiqiang has been hospitalised for three days to stabilise his blood sugar, but the prominent Chinese human rights lawyer...

    26. January 21, 2013

      The Weibo generation can reboot China

      China’s fifth generation leader, Xi Jinping, has inherited economic power and prestige for the country from Hu Jintao. Mr Xi...

    27. November 30, 2012

      All the fun of the fairs

      Art Miami December 4-9 www.art-miami.com One of the largest satellite fairs, Art Miami boasts “Banksy out of Context”, five...

    28. November 30, 2012

      Balancing act

      It has finally happened – a solo exhibition of a Chinese artist whose power and interest does not depend on Chinese themes...

    29. November 23, 2012

      Book of defiance

      Ai Weiwei is the most important artist working in the most interesting country in the world right now. If he is finding it a...

    30. The World

      October 25, 2012

      Ai Weiwei, in the style of Gangnam

      Ok, it’s not classic World blog material, but the continuing rise of Gangnam Style, South Korea’s biggest musical export, is...

    31. October 19, 2012

      Cause célèbre on Capitol Hill

      It’s election season in the United States and even the art world is turning to matters political. Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra...

    32. FT Tech Hub

      October 18, 2012

      Twitter's first local block silences neo-Nazis in Germany

      In January, Twitter sparked an outcry when it announced a modification to its famous maxim that the “tweets must flow”. The...

    33. October 3, 2012

      Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, Asia Society, New York

      The snip, snip, snip of scissors fills the silent space. Titanic blades hover on a floating screen, hacking at a curtain of...

    34. September 27, 2012

      Chinese court upholds $2.4m Ai tax fine

      BEIJING, September 27 – A Chinese court upheld a $2.4m tax evasion fine against China’s most famous dissident Ai Weiwei on...

    35. September 7, 2012

      Flesh, blood and spinning silkworms

      Veering between brutality and sweetness, ineffable peace and shattering disturbance, a world beyond material desire and an...

    36. August 24, 2012

      China’s great wall of doubt

      Considering that their nation is preparing so stealthily to dominate the future, China’s artists seem strangely anxious...

    37. August 20, 2012

      Pussy Riot can rock the Kremlin to its foundations

      Congratulations Vladimir Putin. Just four months back in the Kremlin and you have inflicted the worst blow to Russia’s...

    38. August 9, 2012

      Celts, kilts and a pixel porridge

      Where do artists belong in the world today? Should they root themselves in their own countries as painters, writers,...

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