Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Ai Weiwei

Royal Academy of Arts, London
19 September – 13 December 2015

Published in Diary

Dance has always been a multidisciplinary form but the Belgian choreographer Frédéric Flamand has specialised in striking collaborations, working with leading architects including Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Diller + Scofidio and Dominique Perrault to explore the limits of bodies and cities

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:51

Icon Magazine

“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:43

Interview: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, who has been called called “a surgeon of space”, had his studio complex in Shanghai demolished by the Chinese authorities in January – just months after he built it at their request.

Published in Features

Four flat pillars shoot towards the Mexican heavens, a small but majestic flash in their hazy valley.

Published in Features
Friday, 08 April 2011 05:52

Ai Weiwei

In the wake of the arrest of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Icon magazine joins those organisations and governments calling for his immediate release.

Published in News
Friday, 04 February 2011 11:41

Issue 93 out now

Icon 093 is out now! On the cover of the March issue is Chinese artist, architect and dissident Ai Weiwei, leading four features about artists who indulge in architecture.

Published in NEWS
Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 10:55


The latest in Phaidon's 10x10 series of critics' choices provides a bookend to the boom years and hints at a more responsible future, says Justin McGuirk.

Published in Review
Friday, 01 May 2009 01:00

The Icon 20/20 Architects: Mos

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features