The Numbers



Ai Weiwei (艾未未): Commemoration (念)

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...

China Artist Sues Government Over Right to Know

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...

Ai Weiwei Earthquake Project: “Muyu Diary”

ChinaGeeks translates a post from Ai Weiwei’s blog by a volunteer in his Numbers project about his encounter with local police while researching the Sichuan earthquake: Originally, I didn’t want to call, I was just going...

Ai Weiwei, a Tape Recorder is Very Important…

Ai Weiwei has posted another one of his volunteers’ experiences with police on his new blog. The following is a  quick summary of the event. (Due to the fact that Ai Weiwei’s blog postings have been censored in the...

Ai Weiwei’s Blog Closed (Update 2)

It appears that Ai Weiwei’s blog has been closed. Visitors to the blog receive the following error message: This blog has already been closed. If you have any questions, please call the following customer service number:...

Ai Weiwei: The Numbers, Updated

Ai Weiwei continues to blog about “The Numbers,” his project to record the names of the students that died during the Sichuan Earthquake. In this posting, the first section is a volunteer’s experience in the...

Ai Weiwei: The Numbers, Censored

In this last blog posting, artist Ai Weiwei has published dozens of messages generated by his blog hosting service informing him that various posts have been deleted by the blog administrator. All posts are regarding “The...

Ai Weiwei’s Project: The Numbers (Updated)

Ai Weiwei recently published the statistics so far from his investigation into the death toll of children from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. China Geeks explains the numbers: The first column is the ranking of the schools, by...

Chinese Activist Seeks Earthquake Truth (Updated)

Bill Schiller of the Toronto Star reports on his interview with Ai Weiwei and Ai’s project to record the names of all the children who died during the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Now Ai has set his sights on unearthing one of...



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