Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?

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June 21, 2012, 12:25 pm
China Imposes New Ban on Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, the artist known for his provocative challenges to China’s police state, told NPR today that he’s been banned … Continue reading

April 3, 2012, 12:23 pm
Ai Weiwei Pokes Fun at Gov’t Surveillance — with Webcams

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Ai Weiwei’s arrest for “economic” crimes — and China’s most famous dissident artist continues to provoke the authorities.

March 15, 2012, 2:02 pm
Has China Legalized Secret Detentions?

Yesterday, Chinese lawmakers enacted a number of revisions to the country’s criminal code ostensibly designed to bring some Western-style protections to the country’s legal process.

January 31, 2012, 11:29 am
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” Wins Special Jury Prize at Sundance

Congratulations to filmmaker Alison Klayman whose film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won a “Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance” … Continue reading

January 27, 2012, 1:22 pm
Ai Weiwei At Home, In Absentia
December 1, 2011, 4:54 pm
“Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei?” Director Headed to Sundance

Congratulations to filmmaker Alison Klayman, whose full-length film on China’s most famous artist and provocateur, Ai Weiwei Never Sorry, will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Utah this January.

November 7, 2011, 12:09 pm
Tens of Thousands Donate to Help Ai Weiwei Pay Tax Bill

Last week, we told you about dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s fight against a $2 million tax bill levied on him … Continue reading

November 1, 2011, 5:25 pm
Ai Weiwei Fights Back Against $2 Million Tax Bill

In August, a Twitter follower asked Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei whether “In today’s China … we should deal with … Continue reading

October 13, 2011, 1:42 pm
Ai Weiwei Reaches New York — Via Skype

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is well-known for integrating technology into his daily life and art.  And once again, Ai’s … Continue reading

August 29, 2011, 3:45 pm
Ai Weiwei: Beijing is “A Constant Nightmare”

Ai Weiwei continues to test the limits of his release from government custody — this time in a bleak essay … Continue reading

August 26, 2011, 2:05 pm
Ai Weiwei “Sounds More Perplexed and Unsure than in the Past”

Until recently, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei had kept a low profile following his release from detention on June 22. … Continue reading

August 12, 2011, 12:40 pm
Ai Weiwei: Detention “Designed as a Kind of Mental Torture and it Works Well”

One of Ai Weiwei’s associates offered a detailed account of the Chinese dissident artist’s detention to Reuters, saying Ai was … Continue reading

August 9, 2011, 8:00 pm
Ai Weiwei Returns to Twitter with Anti-Government Comments

After a four-month Twitter hiatus, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is back to tweeting and has posted the strongest anti-government … Continue reading

April 19, 2011, 12:20 pm
Crackdown on Ai Weiwei Extends to Family, Friends and Associates

More than two weeks after he was first detained, Ai Weiwei’s family still hasn’t received official notice from Chinese authorities that they are holding the artist, or what the possible charges against him may be.

April 4, 2011, 12:28 pm
Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei Held for ‘Economic Crimes’

Four days after he was taken into custody, the Chinese government officially announced on Thursday it is investigating famed artist Ai Weiwei for suspected “economic crimes.”


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Posted March 29, 2011

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