On April 3rd, Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, was detained by Chinese authorities in an airport. Ai Weiwei is known as a high-profile artist and a government critic. He’s best known for his conceptual art and for helping design Beijing’s famous Olympic stadium.
His imprisonment has caused an uproar of protest and news fodder due to controversy and lack of due cause surrounding his arrest. I’ve created an interactive timeline which follows his detainment and the events that have followed. Ai Weiwei is currently remains detained by Chinese authorities.
I’ve created an interactive timeline for you of the events: go to this link to find out more… The Story of Ai WeiWei’s Imprisonment on Dipity.
“As artists, art lovers and generally logical human beings, we need to be aware of the conditions in which many artists and activists of the world live. Oppressive politics not only in China but the Middle East, South America and even Europe and North America see individual expression as a threat to unquestioned power, and therefore must be met with resistance from all rational people. Sign the petition to free Ai Weiwei today. Via DesignBoom.” –The Best Part