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Copy of AI WEIWEI

Chinese Artist and Activist
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育韬 计

on 1 June 2013

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HIS COMPANY 'FAKE DESIGN' WAS CONDEMNED TO PAY 2 MILLION DOLLARS OF ALLEGEDLY UNPAID TAXES AI WEIWEI AND HIS STAFF RELEASED 'THE FAKE CASE' WHICH TRACKS THE STATUS AND HISTORY OF HIS CASE BORN IN BEIJING 1957 1975 FAMILY
MOVED BACK TO BEIJING 1981 1978 AI ENROLLED IN THE BEIJING FILM ACADEMY.
WITH FELLOW CHINESE ARTISTS THEY
FOUNDED THE AVANT GARDE GROUP 'STARS' MOVED BACK TO CHINA 1993 MOVED TO NY W S K R O 83598 AIWEIWEI
IS A MAIN-BELT MINOR PLANET
NAMED AFTER HIM DISCOVERED BY WILLIAM KWONG YU YEUNG
IN ARIZONA, 2001 3 APRIL 2011 AI ARRESTED BY CHINESE POLICE 22 JUNE 2011 RELEASED JULY 2012 ALL HIS WEBSITES AND BLOGS SHUT DOWN AFTER 81 DAYS OF INTERROGATION FOR 12 YEARS FOLLOW THE CASE: http://freeaiweiwei.org/ FOLLOW ON TWITTER: DOCUMENTARY ON AI WEIWEI'S LIFE AND WORK BY ALISON KLAYMAN NEVER SORRY http://www.facebook.com/awwneversorry (CHINESE) CHINESE GOVERNMENT DESTROYS HIS STUDIO JANUARY 2011 AFTER HIS ARREST SEVERAL GROUPS FORMED INTERNATIONALLY TO SUPPORT HIM FINANCIALLY AND MORALLY HIS FATHER, AI QING, A KNOWN POET 1958 WAS DENOUNCED BY THE ANTI-RIGHTIST MOVEMENT
AND THE FAMILY WAS SENT TO A
LABOUR CAMP IN XINJIANG ARCHITECTURE ORDOS 100 BIRD'S NEST BEIJING NATIONAL STADIUM FOR THE 2008 OLIMPICS WITH THE SWISS FIRM HERZOG AND DE MEURON HE LATER DISTANCED HIMSELF FROM THE PROJECT, ACCUSING THE OPENING CEREMONY COREOGRAPHERS (INCL. STEVEN SPILBERG AND ZHANG YIMOU)
OF FAILING TO LIVE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTISTS. A PROJECT IN INNER MONGOLIA TO BUILD 100 VILLAS DESIGNED BY 100 ARCHITECTS FROM 27 COUNTRIES POLITICAL ACTIVISM FINE ART SO SORRY 'SHE LIVED HAPPILY FOR 7 YEARS IN THIS WORLD' FACADE COVERED WITH 9000 CHILDREN'S BACKPACKS IN HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH, GERMANY
AI'S LARGEST RETROSPECTIVE IN 2008, HE STARTED A CIVILIAN'S INVESTIGATION TO UNCOVER THE LIST OF CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THE SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE, KEPT SECRET BY THE AUTHORITIES. HE AND HIS VOLUNTEERS COLLECTED 5385 NAMES, DOCUMENTING THE PROCESS AND POSTING THE LIST ON HIS BLOG, WHICH WAS SHUT DOWN IN MAY 2009. DROPPING THE HAN DINASTY URN HAN DINASTY URN
WITH COCA-COLA LOGO FINGER PHOTO SERIES SUNFLOWER SEEDS 80 MILLION PORCELAIN SEEDS HAND-MADE IN CHINA,
EXHIBITIED AT TATE MODERN, LONDON FOREVER BYCICLES MADE OF 1200 BIKES SCULPTURES AI WEIWEI CHINESE ARTIST AND ACTIVIST THE STORY OF ACTIVE IN SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION, ARCHITECTURE, CURATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM; SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL CRITICISM. AI WEIWEI FIGHTS
FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT.
AS MANY CHINESE ARTISTS ARE SENTENCED TO JAIL, HE KNEW THE SAME COULD HAPPEN TO HIM ANYTIME. AI WEIWEI NEVER SORRY "TODAY, THE WEST FEELS VERY SHY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
THEY ARE IN NEED OF MONEY.
BUT EVERY PENNY THEY BORROWED OR MADE FROM CHINA HAS REALLY COME AS A RESULT OF HOW THIS NATION SACRIFICED EVERYBODY'S RIGHTS. WITH GLOBALIZATION AND THE INTERNET, WE ALL KNOW IT.
DON'T PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW IT.
THE WESTERN POLITICIANS, SHAME ON THEM IF THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. IT'S GETTING WORSE, AND IT WILL KEEP GETTING WORSE." -AI WEIWEI
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