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Ai Weiwei

What a brief history of creative destruction reveals about the Sotheby’s shredding stunt

The dissident artist has posted a series of videos on Instagram documenting diggers demolishing his studio in the Songzhuang district

Cate Blanchett prepares her best Marina Abramović impression; fake rabbi in Renoir heist; and Ai Weiwei declares, ‘I am a cow’: all the latest

‘I am for free Pussy Riot,’ the performance artist says, in solidarity with jailed members of the Russian punk-feminist collective

‘You can’t reason with him but you can ridicule him’ – lightweight as it is, Trump Baby is a win for art as a legitimate form of protest

In further news: the future of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building uncertain; Ai Weiwei returns to eBay

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