Ai Weiwei disappears

The great contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei – whose mindboggling ‘Sunflower Seeds’ (several million of them, all hand crafted and hand painted ceramics) was on display at London’s Tate Modern as part of the Unilever Series until today (and who was artistic consultant on the ‘bird’s nest’ stadium at the Beijing Olympics) – has been taken away by Chinese security forces, and has disappeared. Such is the price paid by dissidents for speaking out against the Chinese government.

Sign the Avaaz petition encouraging artists and galleries not to exhibit in China until Ai Weiwei is released.


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