Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 80: Leeway and possibility - Art City

Even though I just heard the news that Ai Weiwei is out (we will have to wait for more details but Human Rights Watch says, ‎"His detention was political and his release is political. It is the result of a huge domestic and international outcry that forced the government to this resolution … I think Beijing realised how damaging it was to hold China's most famous artist in detention,"), I am still sharing Mary-Louise Schumacher wonderful posts on Art City (maybe the last).  Art City has been posting an excerpt from Ai Weiwei's blog daily during the Milwaukee Art Museum's "Summer of China."

 
The detention of Ai Weiwei, China's most outspoken and famous living artist, cannot be separated from the story of his father, the renowned poet Ai Qing, who also criticized the Communist regime.
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