Day: April 14, 2015

April Spotlight Artist: Ai Weiwei

April 14, 2015 Hello….had an issue, but it is now put to rest! This was suppose to be posted yesterday, the second Monday of April, but things happen….the spotlight has fallen upon Ai Weiwei. I’ve wanted to do a spotlight feature on this dude for a good while now and today we get to know a bit about this man. Here’s what we know…… He’s a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, architecture, curating, installation, photography, film, even music. He’s outspoken as well as a genius. A man with many hats! Has collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron as an artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. Not only that, but Weiwei has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights. 1978, he attended the Beijing Film Academy, then Parsons School of Design, and Art Students League of New York in New York. Weiwei studied with Bruce Dorfman, Knox Martin, and Richard Poussette-Dart, while he was at Art Students League. It was also …