AI WEIWEI | 艾未未
Born August 28th, 1957 to renowned poet Ai Qing (Jiang Zhenghan), Ai Weiwei is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his installation pieces and his political and cultural criticism. He studied at the Beijing Film Academy and at Parsons School of Design, as well as at the Art Students League of New York. He was detained early April 2011 on charges of tax evasion, and released later that year, in June.
He is most famous for his activism during the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, during which he helped compile the names of student casualties and after which he created an installation out of 9000 childrens’ backpacks. He is also known for his installation Sunflower Seeds (centre) at the Tate Modern in London, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (currently on display at the Princeton University campus), Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Studies in Perspective, and the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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CHEN YU BY NICK DYNAMO FOR NUMERO CHINA #29 MAY 2013
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Pablo Picasso was a world-reknown painter, sculptor and contemporary artist – one of the most influential figures of the art world in the 20th century, and founder of the cubist movement. His art ranges from the simplistic to the spectacular, and his peculiar view of the world is captured in this fascinating LIFE magazine series of 1949, “Pablo Picasso Draws with Light.”
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Fei Fei Sun | ph. Zack Zhang
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My sweet princess slash Queen of All Things I just can’t.
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Bright Eyes, by Simon Emmett for Glamour UK May 2013
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Justin timberlake fans singing “mirrors” and justin suprising them. [x]
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