Tag: Ai Weiwei

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by
Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Wei Wei - preparations

The press preview of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei is today. See some photos of this morning's preparations on our Facebook page.

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Ai Weiwei supporters post nude photos
online in protest against police


Dezeen Wire:
 supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have been posting photos of themselves naked on a website as a protest against the Beijing police's decision to question his assistant, who had taken nude pictures of the artist and four women – The Telegraph

Ai was detained for 81 days earlier this year by the Chinese government on charges of tax evasion, during which time he was also asked about the photographs that he says have no deeper political meaning.

Ai Weiwei brands Beijing
as "a city of violence"


Dezeen Wire:
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has described Beijing as a prison and a city of violence in an article published on the website of American magazine Newsweek.

The article was published despite Chinese authorities forbidding the artist from giving interviews, following his release in June from 81 days of detention.

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