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November 30, 2018

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s video, “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” was scheduled to be displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in October 2017. The seven minute video depicts eight American pit bulls harnessed to eight treadmills. The treadmills are operating at...

December 2, 2015

The frustration and disappointment with the Chinese government can be seen in many of Ai Weiwei’s conceptual forms of art. The government at this time is full of corrupt leaders and desperate people in need of political reform, including democratic rights to freedom. I...

December 1, 2015

Art often crosses over into crime and crime crosses over into art. The question is what makes something art and not just crime. What crime is art and what crime is just crime? What is our criteria for art even when a crime is involved? Does who you are play a role in w...

November 28, 2015

In the past few months, Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei once again entered the spotlight, albeit for a less dire reason than he has in years past. Ai, hoping to use Legos for an art exhibit, found his request for a bulk purchase denied by the company. The Lego corpor...

November 3, 2015

Ai Wei Wei, born in 1957, grew up as an exile in Shihezi, Xinjiang, because his father was a poet in the Anti-Rightist Movement in China. Basically, political activism and artistic abilities are in his blood. In 1978, he enrolled in the Bejing Film Academy to study ani...

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