Ai Weiwei

The rapper and artist have thoughts about originality in art; Melania Trump tries graphic design – all the latest art world nonsense

Ai Weiwei, ‘Crystal Ball’, 2017. Courtesy: the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin 

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In further news: New York art project fights mass incarceration with house music; Marcia Hafif passes away at 89

The Chinese dissident artist has justified posing with politician Alice Weidel, who has branded immigrants ‘illiterate’

Yasser Murtaja, who worked with the artists, was shot dead by Israeli sniper fire while covering clashes at the Gaza-Israel border

Nightmarish automated children’s Youtube cartoons, Assassin’s Creed architecture and the Gay Right to the City: what to read this weekend

Japan’s growing number of art festivals tread a precarious path between state-sponsored leisure-culture and soft-power machinery

New Orleans Museum of Art acquires works from Souls Grown Deep Foundation; Ai Weiwei joins calls for the release of Liu Xiaobo; Lala Rukh has died

Colin Siyuan Chinnery considers the development of China’s non-profit sector and its relationship with the international art scene

The Antarctic Biennale suffers an early setback, while Peter Doig prevails in bizarre authentication case

To celebrate frieze’s quarter century, the editors choose 25 key artworks: one for each year of the magazine’s existence

David Hammons, Roman Homeless, 1990, mixed media, 97 × 114 × 30 cm. Courtesy: The George Economou Collection, Athens © David Hammons; photograph: Natalia Tsoukala 

A round-up of the best current shows in the Greek capital