Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 April 2011
The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and one of the elements of his work “Zodiac”
image: AW Asia/The New York Times
Holland Cotter has written a thoughtful, informed and hopeful short article entitled “An Artist Takes Role of China’s Conscience” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the life, work and international artistic and ethical importance of the Chinese contemporary activist artist, architect and social commentator Ai Weiwei and his recent arrest by Chinese authorities. Whether or not Ai Weiwei’s art, on a visual level, speaks to you directly, his work, on a more general, human level, should.
Here is a link to Ai Weiwei’s official site, here is a link to his official Twitter account (in Chinese), and here is a link to Ai Weiwei’s official blog (shut down by Chinese authorities).
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 14:04 and is filed under Art, culture, General, Installations, Links, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, sculpture, Slide Shows, Websites.
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