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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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Ai Weiwei, Art with Chinese Characteristics, and the need for both Unity and Disunity


Picking up from where Hannah left off yesterday, I want to look at a couple ideas from Ai Weiwei’s essays that jumped out at me. Chinese Contemporary in Dilemma and Transition Ai’s essays provide a great reminder of why Ai … Continue reading

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