On Twitter and Instagram, Ai Weiwei today announced that authorities had finally returned his...
Ai Weiwei detention 2011
by Sophie Beach | Sep 26, 2012
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s appeal in his tax evasion case has been rejected, and the fine of US$2.4 million has been upheld. Ai was detained for 81 days in 2011 before authorities announced that his art studio was...
by Samuel Wade | May 30, 2012
In one of a number of recent interviews, Ai Weiwei talks to The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore about his childhood, fatherhood, why he is determined to stay in China, and an encounter with plain-clothed policemen in a local...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 4, 2012
An experiment in transparency by artist Ai Weiwei has come to a premature end, as four webcams broadcasting from his Beijing studio-home were switched off on Wednesday evening. The cameras had allowed supporters and others to...
by Scott Greene | Nov 21, 2011
Since meeting last week’s deadline for a down payment in order to challenge his disputed $2.4 million tax bill, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei told AFP he now faces a government inquiry into potential pornography...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2011
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who spent almost three months is detention and has since been ordered to pay $2.4 million in back taxes, visited the tax bureau to pay $1.3 million in order to secure the right to access the...
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