Missing: Ai Weiwei

Posted by The G on April 10, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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Missing AI Weiwei

Missing Ai Weiwei

I rarely read the news, so stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.  Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been accused of plagiarizing a 2007 exhibit.  The overly critical against the government Weiwei was detained on April 2, 2011 whilst boarding a flight to Hong Kong.  Weiwei supporters are suggesting that he is being held in attempt to silence a vocal artist.  The Foreign Ministry claims he is being investigated on for economic crimes and the Beijing police are denying the artist is in custody.  This is a case of “there are three sides to every story.”

On a trip to the Guggenheim Mueseum in New York, I spotted the above sign:

“Missing.

Call Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhang Yesui.

Demand the release of artist Ai Weiwei

202-495-2266.”

Whose side are you on?

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