Ai Weiwei Hung 14,000 Refugee Life Jackets on a Berlin Concert Hall

Like nothing you've ever seen.

Artist Ai Weiwei Flipped the Script on the Refugee Problem With 1 Striking Photo

It's a striking, and heartbreaking, tribute.

14 Incredible Works That Have Redefined Art in the 21st Century

A year-by-year retrospective of the artwork that has defined the century (so far).

How to Make a Movie in Your 20s Without Going Broke

Take it from these award-winning millennial filmmakers.

The Viral Photo From Ukraine That Proves Music Really Can Change the World

This brave pianist took on a wall of police — armed only with some Chopin.

6 Questions With Ai Weiwei On How to Make Art With a Repressive Government Watching Your Every Move

From Instagram to Art Basel, Ai Weiwei continues to speak out against China's government.

Ai Weiwei Album Release: To Be As Influential As Possible, Do You Need to Cross All Mediums?

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is branching out and joining the ranks of the music world. The very influential artist announced last week that he would be debuting his first music album.

10 Contemporary Artists Every Millennial Should Know

From Shepard Fairey (of Obama 2008 fame) to Banksy's street art graffiti, these are the new faces of modern art.

12 Most Political Movies of 2012

From comedy to drama to documentary to foreign, 2012 was the year of the political flick. Here are 12 films with surprising political plots released during this very political year.

The 12 Most Influential People of 2012

My list of 12 people who changed the course of our thinking, our experience, or our lives, whether we were aware of it or not, this past year.

50 Shades of Grey Movie Cast, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the Top Culture Stories This Week

The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Ben Affleck's Oscar buzz, "Star Trek Into Darkness" and Pussy Riot finally has a hearing.

Ai Weiwei Exhibition: Most Powerful Artist in the World Banned from Attending Own US Show

Ai Weiwei's show, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" will open this Sunday in the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum. The kicker is that he will not be able to attend.

Ai Weiwei Exhibition 2012: Chinese Dissident Opens First US Show in Washington DC

Ai Weiwei cannot be at his first U.S. show (Chinese authorities have his passport), but you should go; even if only to see the art which caused the Chinese government to bulldoze his studio.

Arnold Schwarzenegger New Book, Looper Movie Review, and Top Culture Stories This Week

The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Stephen Colbert and Arnold Schwarzenegger have new books, and Ai Wei Wei still can't leave China.

Ai Weiwei Documentary Reveals Role of Art and Agitation in Improving Human Rights in China

Go see Alison Kayman's documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." It's clear Ai is helping build a new world for human rights in China that can't be ignored for long.

Why Political Activism Doesn't Matter in China

China's modern political activists alienate the very audience they are trying to rally by focusing too much on appealing to the international community.


Ai Weiwei's Freedom Doesn't Fix #ChinaHumanRights Record

The political dissident may have been released from prison, but he still cannot speak or travel freely.