Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has published a new book called "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows." He took the time to discuss with The World's Carol Hills what it was like growing up as the son of a dissident poet.
An unprecedented exhibit on "The Rock" by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei focuses on freedom of expression and political prisoners around the world.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has gone 'Gangnam Style', creating a parody of the viral video hit performed by South Korean rap sensation PSY. And it stumped Chinese censors... for a bit, until they decided to block Internet access to the video.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in China. Some of them are still struggling to get compensation for their lost homes. One Shanghai couple took matters into their own hands.
Two days ago, outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei launched weiweicam.com, a website where you could watch a live stream of the artist going about his daily activities at home. The authorities objected however, and the Weiwei cams are now off.
"Art Review" journal has named Chinese artist Ai Weiwei the most powerful person in the art world. Ai's detainment by Chinese officials this past spring brought an international outcry for his release.
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.
The Chinese artist is also not allowed to talk to the media