Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is hoping to make a dent on the world's album charts by recording a heavy metal project.
Pop icon Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style", with a trademark act of irreverence and a poke at Chinese censors.
Police barred artist Ai Weiwei from a hearing on his company's lawsuit against Beijing tax authorities and blocked filming at the courthouse as part of an intimidation campaign against the outspoken government critic.
Thousands of people have sent about NZ$1 million to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, some tossing cash folded into airplanes over his gate, to help him pay a tax bill they see as government harassment, he said.
Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut, but said little else in his first day out of detention.
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