Posts tagged "Ai Weiwei"

Ai Weiwei Released on Bail in China

Yesterday I was pleased to learn via Twitter from the BBC and the Tate museum that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had been released. The Chicago Art Blog has been following his situation and how Chicago’s cultural leaders responded.  Mr. Ai is reportedly in good health, though he has lost weight.  Ai suffers from diabetes and there was... Read more »

MCA Joins Call to Release Ai Weiwei

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (MCA) has joined with museums around the U.S. in calling for Ai Weiwei’s release. See the next page for their official statement. The director of the MCA, Madeleine Grynsztejn, has signed the online petition calling for Ai’s release, as has Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator.  This... Read more »

Ai Weiwei Detained by Chinese Government

As international artist Ai Weiwei was about to board a plane in Beijing on April 3rd he was detained by Chinese authorities. He has not been heard from since, as of this writing. image via: Benutzer: Hafenbar at de.Wikipedia Those who follow this blog, my twitter stream and my writing elsewhere, will know that I... Read more »
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