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Ai WeiWei

8 Apr


On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound.

We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to its promise to nurture creativity and independent thought, the keys to “soft power” and cultural influence.


There is a petition started that we can all sign to call for the release of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei. If you have been following the story, please sign the petition here.

For articles and current news on Ai Weiwei you can find it here on BBC news online.