Free Ai Weiwei: The Story of the Chinese Artist’s Imprisonment

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.

Ai Weiwei

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.

"Forever" by Ai Weiwei

“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

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One response to “Free Ai Weiwei: The Story of the Chinese Artist’s Imprisonment

  1. Hi there! Thank you for that post. Brilliant just brilliant.

    I am actually curating a project in London for Ai Weiwei’s capture-awareness and release. It is called The Chinese Art Project, http://wp.me/p1yUbw-15, and I am looking to do an exhibition using art as a symbol of unique interpretation and freedom of expression. Hopefully I’ll have 25 peices of art to exhibit from 5 unique artists. You’d be so welcome to come! I guess it’s about pulling together and standing for our rights. Especially in an age of social media power. I’ve put a project video plan up here http://www.youtube.com/ChineseWhisperProj it would be great if you could find an outlet to let readers know.

    Many thanks!
    Mr Taurus.

    p.s. i’m on twitter: ChineseTwhisper
    p.p.s. I’ve added your blog to my links on the site

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