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Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

In this bumper edition we interview three of the world's leading artists, all of whom have shows timed to coincide with Frieze in London, plus all the latest news from the fair

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Protest

Ai Weiwei was not 'thrown out' of Munich’s Haus der Kunst, artist confirms

Activist was demonstrating in support of workers' rights in the face of cost-cutting at the museum

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see during Berlin Art Week

From an artist occupation in an abandoned building to Ai Weiwei's return to his roots

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Politics

Ai Weiwei: 'Hong Kong is on fire and the world is indifferent'

Chinese artist and activist’s team has been documenting the intensifying anti-government protests over the weekend

Blog
In the frame

Despite Brexit, Ai Weiwei has moved to the UK

News
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Puccini gets political: Ai Weiwei to direct opera in Rome about Hong Kong crisis

The Chinese artist will also design the sets and costumes for the production at the Teatro dell'Opera next year

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Hong Kong

Ai Weiwei sends research team to Hong Kong as demonstrations continue

Speaking to the BBC, Chinese dissident artist says West is unlikely to interfere and he has 'no trust in Britain at all'

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Copyright

Ai Weiwei denies his porcelain works borrow from Lebanese artist's prize-winning vases

Raed Yassin says there are "striking similarities" between his ceramic series on the Lebanese civil war and Ai's pieces on the Syria war and refugee crisis

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei creates Lego portraits of missing Mexican students

The installation investigating their disappearance is part of the artist’s show at MUAC

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei show brings out tensions between Canada and China

Survey at Gardiner Museum ranges from artist’s broken Han Dynasty urn to zodiac signs

News
Censorship

Ai Weiwei’s contribution to Berlin movie scrapped amid censorship fears

“It was infuriating to find our involvement had been erased,” Ai says

Blog
In the frame

Ai Weiwei says he is heading to the US—but is too old for New York

News
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Chinese authorities demolish Ai Weiwei's studio in Beijing

The space is latest artistic casualty in the city's gentrification campaign

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Artists

West Coast wave of Ai Weiwei shows puts Chinese artist in Los Angeles spotlight

Activist launches Jeffrey Deitch’s new Hollywood gallery and will show works with talent agency UTA

News
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Ai Weiwei remembers the Sichuan earthquake, ten years on

On the anniversary, the artist reflects on the disaster and China's response

Blog
In the frame

Ai Weiwei launches sale of benefit works on World Refugee Day

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei retraces his father's steps to Marseille in 1929 for new show

Chinese artists unveils new commissions alongside 50 works at the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

Interview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Ai Weiwei: ‘I’m like a high-end refugee’

The artist talks about his refugee-orientated show in Hong Kong—and his plans for South America

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Biennials & festivals

Ai Weiwei makes triumphant return to Sydney to open biennial

Giant refugee lifeboat one of two works by Chinese dissident artist in the Biennale of Sydney

Interview
Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei: 'I'm impressed Qatar wants my show about refugees'

The dissident Chinese artist on why he's tackling the global refugee crisis in his first exhibition in the Gulf

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Commissions

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures

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Ai Weiwei to auction cat toy sculpture for Syrian children

Proceeds from Berlin sale, which also includes works by Rosemarie Trockel and Tomás Saraceno, will benefit Kayany Foundation

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Ai Weiwei stopped from boarding flight from New York to São Paulo

Chinese artist was en route to premiere of his documentary Human Flow when staff wrongly claimed his visa was invalid

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Lest we forget: Ai Weiwei’s first show in Turkey is a meditation on refugee crisis

Chinese artist’s biggest exhibition to date uses porcelain as a way of bridging Turkey’s historic connections with the East