View Full Version : Chinese artist put under house arrest

06-11-2010, 01:20 PM
Chinese avant-garde artist Ai Weiwei, known as much for his social activism as his art, said he was placed under house arrest to prevent him from attending a party commemorating the demolition of his newly built studio in Shanghai. Link (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/1106/breaking13.html)

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16-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei appeared healthy but tense during his first meeting with his family since he was arrested more than a month ago, his wife says. She said that he seemed healthy but was clearly unable to express himself freely in her 20-minute visit, at an unknown location. Source (http://www.channel4.com/news/ai-weiwei-allowed-visit-from-wife)

The Chinese Government did warn that the artist “will pay a price” for his dissent.