Chinese Artist Still Detained
While driving to my final destination this morning, I was listening to the BBC and heard “artist is asking galleries to close their doors for one day.” So, of course, that peaked my interest.
Artist Ai Weiwei (pronounced I Wayway) has been detained since April for “Economic Crimes” and according to articles has had no contact with his family, nor access to a lawyer.
But now his friend and fellow artist Anish Kapoor is making a plea for galleries and museums worldwide to protest by closing their doors for a full day. Although, there is no date set since he will finish out his time in France where he has an installation dedicated to Ai. In the BBC interview, Anish said that we’ve got to start somewhere, when he was asked why galleries should close their doors. It’s a start, but I think since he’s getting so much press on this there should have been a date set.
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