Ai Weiwei on Tiananmen Square

China Loses by Forgetting about Tiananmen Square by: Ai Weiwei In the last month, in two separate cities, I was involved in events related to the rewriting of the history of Chinese contemporary art. In Shanghai, two of my works, “Stool” and “Sunflower Seeds,” were included in an exhibition commemorating the 15th year of the […]

Ai Weiwei released; colleagues still detained

BEIJING — China said Thursday that dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who was released from jail a day earlier, remained under investigation and would be prohibited from leaving Beijing for at least the next year as a condition of his bail. “Ai Weiwei is still under investigation,” Hong Lei, the foreign ministry spokesman, told a regularly scheduled news […]

CHINA – Ai Weiwei imprisoned

Some weeks ago, we broadcast news of well-known artist and activist, Ai Weiwei’s studio being demolished.  Fearing an uprising like those sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, the Chinese government Ray Ban outlet recently detained Ai Weiwei and now the government has virtually deleted him from the Chinese internet.  AccessNow is building up a petition […]

Prominent Chinese Artist’s Studio Torn Down

BEIJING — The studio would have stood at the heart of an embryonic arts cluster on the outskirts of Shanghai, drawing luminaries from around the world. It took two years to build, and one day to tear down. The new Shanghai studio designed by Ai Weiwei, a protean artist who is one of the most outspoken critics of […]

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