Ai Weiwei

‘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

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

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

By In the Name of Art
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

By Andrew Maerkle

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

By Colin Siyuan Chinnery