Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM EDT

Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/ AFP/ Getty Images

Children look at sculptures created by Swiss born contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone at the contemporary art exhibition Yokohama Triennale in Yokohama on August 7, 2011. The art exhibition started on August 6 and runs until November 6. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Ai Weiwei was interviewed by Chinese state media for the first time since his detention, a day after he began to use his Twitter account again, via AFP.

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Actor Alec Baldwin is considering a run for the New York Mayor’s office, via The New York Times.

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Roman Opalka, a Polish artist who painted numerals in massive series, has died at age 79, via The New York Observer.

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The Guardian’s art critic Jonathan Jones delves into British history for riot-inspired art work.