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Ai Weiwei miffed with US artist who smashed $1m vase

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014 5:58PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, says he's miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida....

Artist smashes $1m Ai Weiwei vase in Miami museum

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014 12:48PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

MIAMI (AP) — An artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miami's new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism for international rather than local art....

China activist Ai Weiwei releases protest album

By Sat, Jun 22, 2013 12:30PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — He is no musician, but the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is resorting to music to convey his criticism and mockery of China’s authoritarian state. On the second anniversary of his 81-day secret detention, Ai is releasing his first music album “The Divine Comedy,” which includes the single “Dumbass.” The song is...

Ai Weiwei uses music to mock state power in China

By Wed, May 22, 2013 2:48PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Two emotionless prison guards watch Ai Weiwei as he eats, sleeps, paces, showers — and even sits on the toilet — in the Chinese artist’s new obscenity-filled, metaphor-rich music video mocking state power. The video accompanying the visual artist’s heavy metal single “Dumbass,” released Wednesday, is meant to reconstruct his 81-day detention...

WATCH: Ai Weiwei releases heavy-metal music video

By Wed, May 22, 2013 12:00PM UTC Comments Off WATCH: Ai Weiwei releases heavy-metal music video

Controversial Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has released his new single ‘Dumbass’. In the video and song he hits back at the prison guards who abused him when he was detained in 2011. Watch the video and read the (explicit) lyrics in English and Chinese below.   Dumbass (Explicit Lyrics) When you’re ready to...

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