Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explores his complex relationship with Beijing - “a city that doesn’t belong to its residents” - and takes us through his neighbourhood Caochangdi, a migrant and artists village on the urban fringe where he has tried to carve out a space for freedom of expression. The short film is the first in a Guardian Cities / Tate special series 'The Artist and Their City' theguardian.com/cities/video/2015/sep/08/ai-weiwei-beijing-prison-freedom-of-speech
The sculptures Beth Cavener creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms.
Cavener wants to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions.
Renowned graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant overcame his vessel to create an incredibly diverse and yet uniquely unified canon. In this episode we follow Mike as he creates drawings, paintings and collage for a solo exhibit at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, throws up a couple graffiti pieces in San Francisco, and returns to tattooing for a limited basis. All while creating designs for his own clothing label Rebel 8. Mike wears his heart on his sleeve and is a thoughtful and dedicated artist that, with his giant heart, continues to inspire generations.