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Chinese Dissident Artist to Build London 2012 Pavilion

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is using Skype to help design a pavilion for London’s 2012 Olympics. The outspoken social critic, who was arrested last year and charged with tax evasion, is prohibited by the Chinese government from leaving Beijing until June. Media reports say he is getting around the restriction by using the online […]

Work by Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Coming to Washington

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A work by provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will go on display at a museum in Washington. The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery said on Tuesday that it will display Ai’s installation piece “Fragments,” a huge work in ironwood with pieces from the dismantled temples of the Qing Dynasty. The piece has never been shown in the […]

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Work by Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Coming to Washington

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A work by provocative Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei will go on display at a museum in Washington. The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery said on Tuesday that it will display Ai’s installation piece “Fragments,” a huge work in ironwood with pieces from the dismantled temples of the Qing Dynasty. The piece has never been shown in the […]

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Ai Weiwei Fans Post Nude Photos to Protest Pornography Charges

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Fans of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei are posting nude photographs of themselves on the Internet to show support for the controversial social critic, who is being investigated by Chinese authorities on charges of spreading pornography. More than 100 people posted nude pictures of themselves on a website called “Listen, Chinese Government: Nudity is not […]

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Chinese Artist Pays $1.3 Million for Tax Bill Appeal

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has deposited $1.3 million into a bank account designated by Chinese tax authorities, avoiding a threat of having his case turned over to criminal investigators. Tax authorities had demanded the payment by Wednesday in order for him to go ahead with an appeal against a $2.4 million bill […]

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Ai Weiwei Lawyer Accuses Beijing of Blocking Tax Settlement

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities have thrown up new obstacles to a settlement of his client’s tax case. Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang told reporters Monday that tax officials are demanding that a $1.3 million deposit be paid directly into a tax bureau bank account, rather than a certificate of deposit as […]

Ai Weiwei Lawyer Accuses Beijing of Blocking Tax Settlement

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities have thrown up new obstacles to a settlement of his client’s tax case. Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang told reporters Monday that tax officials are demanding that a $1.3 million deposit be paid directly into a tax bureau bank account, rather than a certificate of deposit as […]

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Flood of Contributions Continues for Artist Ai Weiwei

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Chinese added their contributions Tuesday to help artist Ai Weiwei pay a massive tax bill that many see as an attempt to silence the outspoken social critic. A volunteer working at Ai’s Beijing art studio said more than 20,000 contributions have now come in, both from China and around the world. The volunteer […]

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Thousands of Chinese Contribute to Artist’s Tax Bill

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says more than 10,000 people have donated money to help him pay a disputed tax bill, some of them making the money into paper airplanes and throwing them over his garden wall. Ai said Monday the donations amount to more than $500,000, much of it in the form of bank transfers. […]

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Thousands of Chinese Contribute to Artist’s Tax Bill

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says more than 10,000 people have donated money to help him pay a disputed tax bill, some of them making the money into paper airplanes and throwing them over his garden wall. Ai said Monday the donations amount to more than $500,000, much of it in the form of bank transfers. […]

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