Ai Weiwei

born 1957

Ai Weiwei, 'Tree' 2010
Tree 2010
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Ai Weiwei on Beijing | Artist Cities

We explore the city of Beijing through the eyes of its most famous detained resident Ai Weiwei


Ai Weiwei: Sunflower seeds

Ai Weiwei, one of China’s leading conceptual artists and an outspoken social commentator, has carpeted Tate Modern's Turbine ...

Press Release

Tate Acquires Ai Weiwei’s sculpture, Sunflower Seeds

Press Release announcing Tate's Acquisition of Ai Weiwei’s sculpture, Sunflower Seeds

Work of the week, 5 March 2012: Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei

It’s hard to imagine the scale of this work without being in a room with it. Even the numbers ...

Tate Etc.

The artist as activist

The Chinese artist has become one of the most important cultural commentators of his generation. On the eve of the ...

Tate Paper

Lawrence Alloway’s Spatial Utopia: Contemporary Photography as ‘Horizontal Description’

The mobility of art was a concept central to British critic Lawrence Alloway’s understanding of the role of visual ...