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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

‘M+ opening will be a milestone for Hong Kong’

Artist and architect Raymond Fung on Thursday hailed the upcoming opening of the M+ Museum as an important milestone for arts development in Hong Kong, in the midst of a pandemic which has badly crippled the tourist sector. The museum will finally open on November 12 after years of delay.…
bubmag
September 9, 2021
Ai Weiwei

M+ Museum to open on November 12

The M+ Museum will finally open on November 12 after years of delay, the West Kowloon Cultural District announced on Wednesday. Hong Kong residents can visit the contemporary visual culture museum for free for its first year of operation. In a statement, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) said…
bubmag
September 8, 2021
Ai Weiwei

Famous birthdays for May 18: Tina Fey, Ai Weiwei

May 18 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048 -- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868 -- English philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872 -- Film director Frank Capra in 1897 -- Blues singer Big Joe…
bubmag
May 18, 2021
Ai Weiwei

No Oscars or sensitive art spark Hong Kong censorship fears

(AP) Decisions in Hong Kong not to display a politically sensitive photograph in a museum exhibition and not broadcast the annual Academy Awards for the first time in decades have prompted concerns that Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the city is extending to arts and entertainment.Hong Kong authorities have taken…
bubmag
March 30, 2021
Ai Weiwei

Art is about challenging authority: Ai Weiwei

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday said that challenging the authorities is one of the main purposes of art, as he rejected a pro-Beijing lawmaker's claim that his work subverts the state. Eunice Yung, from the New People's Party, had singled out Ai on Wednesday, as she raised concerns that…
bubmag
March 18, 2021
Ai Weiwei

2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

(AP) Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a state-backed film praising…
bubmag
January 22, 2021