One of the most inspiring artists nowadays is the architect Olafur Elliasson, who put an artificial sun into the Tate Modern and four waterfalls into the city of New York. He recently created some posters to raise public awareness for the situation of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The posters which he and other artists such as Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Franz West designed can be seen in Bregenz, along with huge letters on the roof of the Kunsthaus Bregenz saying “FREE AI WEIWEI” and a big solo exhibition about Ai Weiwei’s architectural work.
If you want to know more about Ai Weiwei, watch out for the new Electronic Beats Magazine. You will find an interview with the artist there.
Published July 22, 2011.