Home > News > Ai WeiWei will “pay”

Still no sign of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei, who was detained by Chinese authorities five days ago as he was boarding a plane in Beijing and has been charged with unspecified “economic crimes,” which, according to the NY Times is “frequently used as a legal cover by police officers who wish to detain or imprison someone whom Communist Party officials consider a political threat.”  New York City and the art promoter AW Asia have decided to go ahead with Circle of Animals, a large outdoor piece set to be installed in central park on May 2.

also by Bill Davenport
Print Friendly
You may also like
Another Statement-Making Artist/Art Vandal at Work
Hong Kong to Beijing: an Art Fair, Ai Weiwei’s Complex, Monolithic Skyscrapers, the Forbidden City, and More!
Frieze New York, or How I Learned What You Can Get Away With
Ai WeiWei: Police Block Countersuit Against Chinese Tax Authorities, Lawyer Disappears

Leave a Reply

Funding generously provided by: