Ai Weiwei’s latest performance piece is a three hour and forty minute recording of the reading the names of all 5206 children who died in the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan: All the children’s names are listed here. From...
by cschultz | Mar 3, 2010
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has filed a lawsuit against the government, demanding that they release information on how they handled the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake: Ai has accused the ministry of failing to respond to his request for...
by cschultz | Oct 24, 2009
Art Knowledge News reports on Ai Weiwei’s exhibit “So Sorry” currently being held in Munich at the Haus der Kunst: “How is it possible that such technical refinement and craftsmanship were able to develop...
by cschultz | May 2, 2009
In this blog post, Ai Weiwei transcribes a conversation between a school principal at Fuxin Elementary School in Mianzhu, Sichuan and a volunteer recording the names of the dead students. Throughout the argument, the principal...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 12, 2009
China Geeks posts about the increasing harassment of Ai Weiwei over his work to collect the names of children killed in last year’s Sichuan earthquake: Yesterday, he posted a timeline of official messages from the last few...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 28, 2009
Artist, activist, and blogger Ai Weiwei is leading an effort to publish the names of those who died in the May 12 Sichuan earthquake. The action has invited responses from around the globe — and questions from those most...
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