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Don’t read too much into the Olympics and other practical advice from Ai Weiwei


Today, we continue our ongoing series on Ai Weiwei’s book, Time and place. A World Without Honor By 2006 China had already tapped Zhang Yimou to direct the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. To Ai this was completely unacceptable, … Continue reading

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Nothing to Say – The reading club hits a snag


There’s nothing to discuss this week about Ai Weiwei. The essays which Tom recommended we read — Aftershocks, Idiocy on a sunny day, and A world without honor — are absent from my Chinese version of the book. Yes, the … Continue reading

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“Why Was It So Dramatic?”


In an interview with the New York Times in late May when his “probation” ended, China’s most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, recounted the details of his forced disappearance in April, 2011. “The policeman yanked the black hood over Ai Weiwei’s head. … Continue reading

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