Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei’s Jaw-Dropping “Forever Bicycles” Sculpture is Made from 1200 Bikes!

Ai Weiwei’s Jaw-Dropping “Forever Bicycles” Sculpture is Made from 1200 Bikes!

Ai Weiwei’s towering, geometric Forever Bicycles installation is made from nearly 2,000 stainless steel bicycles arranged into hypnotic forms that loom over viewers and passersby. Although the bikes

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4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

Nest Beds A bed is certainly the most obvious human adaptation of a bird’s nest. Many designers have attempted this concept and the results include both hanging and floor-supported models.  O*GE

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Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Photo by Iwan Baan Chile-based Smiljan Radic Studio just unveiled the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. The studio's innovative temporary structure looks like a giant boulder propped up on

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Ai Weiwei’s Magnificent ‘Forever’ Installation Builds a Glimmering Cavern from 1,200 Bikes

Ai Weiwei’s Magnificent ‘Forever’ Installation Builds a Glimmering Cavern from 1,200 Bikes

Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation in China, but Weiwei manipulates the bicycles by removing their primary function and making them static. The freedom associated with cycling is

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Ai Weiwei’s New ‘Evidence’ Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese Stools

Ai Weiwei’s New ‘Evidence’ Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese Stools

According to German curator Gereon Sievernich, the collection of individual stools represents individuality in the face of today's mass-manufactured plastic goods. As for the exhibition's name, Evidence,

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Miami Artist Smashes $1 Million Vase by Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei “In Protest”

Miami Artist Smashes $1 Million Vase by Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei “In Protest”

A Miami artist shocked the art world this week when he deliberately destroyed a $1 million Ai Weiwei vase on exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum. Artist Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal

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Skyscraper Candles Let You Set the World’s Most Iconic Towers on Fire

Skyscraper Candles Let You Set the World’s Most Iconic Towers on Fire

Li, who's previously worked alongside Ai Weiwei and at OMA, says that the motivation behind 'Flammable' was sparked by her increasing disillusionment with flashy skyscrapers crowding out once-familiar

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Ai Weiwei’s Stunning Forever Bicycles Installation is a 3D Labyrinth of 3,144 Bicycles

Ai Weiwei’s Stunning Forever Bicycles Installation is a 3D Labyrinth of 3,144 Bicycles

If you liked Ai Weiwei’s incredible Forever Bicycles installation at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) in 2011, its recreation for this year’s La Nuit Blanche all-night culture festival in Toronto

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Ai Weiwei Salvages and Straightens 150 Tons of Rebar From the Sitchuan Earthquake to Create Stunning Art Installation

Ai Weiwei Salvages and Straightens 150 Tons of Rebar From the Sitchuan Earthquake to Create Stunning Art Installation

Ai Weiwei's Straight installation continues the artist’s longstanding involvement in social, political and cultural activism. The work was first exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in

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Ai Weiwei Unveils Staggering Tower of 886 Repurposed Stools at the Venice Biennale

Ai Weiwei Unveils Staggering Tower of 886 Repurposed Stools at the Venice Biennale

The three-legged stools hanging every which way in Weiwei’s “Bang” are from an era of craftsmanship that has since been eclipsed by the modern industrial age. Once made by hand from wood, the stools

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Sou Fujimoto Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London

Sou Fujimoto Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London

Each year, the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens invites an architect to design a temporary structure in the park. This year, 41-year-old Sou Fujimoto will become the youngest architect to

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Stacked: Ai WeiWei Unveils Tower of 760 Chinese Bicycles in San Giminano, Italy

Stacked: Ai WeiWei Unveils Tower of 760 Chinese Bicycles in San Giminano, Italy

On show until the 16th of February, Ai WeiWei's grand "Stacked" installation was made from 760 bicycles attached to each other. It's not a coincidence that the artist chose to use “Forever” bikes

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Today!

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Today!

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei sought to 'uncover' the past Serpentine Gallery Pavilions by taking visitors underground. 13 columns, each representing a previous architectural piece (including this

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's new politically motivated work 'Fragments' transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a series of monumental installations. At first glance the works appear

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion is envisioned as an exploration of the past 11 pavilions. Like an archeological dig, the team will root down into the earth to uncover traces of pavilions past and showcase

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Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Four years ago, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron made waves with their Bird's Nest National Stadium for the Beijing Olympics. Now they will be turning heads again, this time by designing the 2012

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100 Architects to Design City

100 Architects to Design City

If you had to pick 100 architects to build a city, who would you choose? That's the challenge posed by Jian Yuan Water Engineering, which has commissioned a plan to create one hundred villas in the city

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