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    1. January 13, 2016

      Lego lifts block on brick sales to Ai Weiwei

      Lego has reversed the policy in which it refused to sell its multicoloured toy bricks to Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist...

    2. November 14, 2015

      The Bond Street jeweller forging links with the Royal Academy

      Visitors heading to London’s Royal Academy this autumn will notice an unexpected name among the sponsorship roster of...

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      Hong Kong is still an attractive place to work, but it is grappling with a number of p...
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    1. October 26, 2015

      Ai Weiwei seeks Lego donations for artwork after order refused

      The anti-establishment Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has begun collecting donations of Lego in an effort to get around the...

    2. October 25, 2015

      Ai Weiwei hits brick wall in appeal for Lego help

      Toy company Lego has been attacked by Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist, in a spat over the Danish group’s...

    3. October 23, 2015

      Design Dubai timeline

      1971 Dubai Museum opens in Al Fahidi Fort 1989 The city’s first gallery, Majlis, opens 1995 Green Art Gallery opens;...

    4. October 16, 2015

      Ai exhibition strikes note of disharmony on eve of Xi visit

      British diplomats would be wise to take a polite detour avoiding Piccadilly when they view the sights of central London...

    5. October 9, 2015

      Art sales and fairs in London

      SALES Contemporary Art Evening Sale/Day Sale October 14/15Phillips, Berkeley Square, London Phillips kicks off the week...

    6. September 18, 2015

      Installation art: Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

      Assembled from rusty steel poles that ripple across the floor like folds in an ancient landscape or a seabed,...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      September 15, 2015

      Ai high in London

      Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London,...

    8. September 11, 2015

      Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist’s return to Europe

      Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist Ai Weiwei strides purposefully into the lobby of London’s Mayfair hotel and suggests we...

    9. September 8, 2015

      Maggie’s Centres: a sanctuary from sickness

      Maggie’s Centres The Scottish artist Toby Paterson is eager to explain how working with Maggie’s Centres — humane...

    10. July 31, 2015

      UK reverses decision to restrict visa for China artist Ai Weiwei

      Theresa May has intervened to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain,...

    11. July 30, 2015

      Chorus of criticism for UK’s denial of full visa to Ai Weiwei

      Members of parliament, campaigners and leading arts figures have condemned a UK decision to deny a six-month business...

    12. July 30, 2015

      UK visa restriction on Ai Weiwei part of bigger game

      Ai Weiwei was this month finally given back his passport, which had been confiscated by the Chinese authorities. Just...

    13. July 30, 2015

      UK restricts Ai Weiwei entry visa

      Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been refused a full UK business visa by the British government, which has...

    14. July 23, 2015

      China returns passport to Ai Weiwei

      Ai Weiwei, the Chinese government critic and dissident artist, has been given his passport back after a four-year...

    15. March 6, 2015

      London’s ICA heads to Hong Kong

      Visitors to Duddell’s lavish restaurant and gallery in the heart of Hong Kong will, from next week, be able to nibble...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2013

      Further reading

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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