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Video: U-Ram Choe's Mesmerizing Animatronic Sculpture, 'Guardian of the Hole'

U-Ram Choe's 'Guardian of the Hole,' on display at Asia Society Museum in New York through December 31, 2011.
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For Asia Society Museum, Korean artist U-Ram Choe has created a kinetic, seal-like creature that appears to be breathing while dozens of intricate "wings," leaf-like and gold in color, flutter above him.

Ai Weiwei: 'I Was Like a Little Soybean'

UPDATE: Ai Weiwei appears to be testing his limits again. The artist — supposedly banned from Twitter by the Chinese government — sent out two short tweets today (or someone using his account sent them out). The first tweet said 问个好吧。(Let's say hi.) and the second tweet said 嗯,抱抱。安 (Ah, hugs. Peace.).

Ai Weiwei 'Intensively Dedicating Himself to His Artistic Creation'

Ai Weiwei (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
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The New York Times reports that recently freed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei — whose New York photos are currently on display at Asia Society Museum — is reportedly back at work. Swiss gallery owner Urs Meile told the paper that he visited Ai from June 30 to July 3 and that the artist was in good health.

Media Zooms in on Ai Weiwei's New York Photos

Ai Weiwei Outside Tompkins Square Park, 1986.
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Opening just seven days after the famed Chinese artist's release from detention for alleged tax evasion in China, the Asia Society Museum exhibition Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 received immediate and widespread coverage from international news media.

Asia Society Reacts to China's Release of Artist Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
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Jailed dissident whose Asia Society photo exhibit begins June 29 was reportedly freed on bail.

Shifting Sands Make Beautiful Art at AS

Arts Over the weekend Asia Society hosted artist Joe Mangrum as part of the Family Day celebration of the festival of Diwali. Over the course of the afternoon, he created a beautiful rangoli out of colored sand on the floor of the lobby.

Peace Be Upon You, New York

(Ananda Matthur/Flickr)
Arts Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening.