Runt om i världen börjar människor reagera alltmer över att kinesiska myndigheter gripit konstnären Ai WeiWei.
Idag kom flera mail med information om protestaktioner. Ett mail från Ann Philbin, director för Hammer Museum uppmanar till att skriva under en namninsamling:
If you feel so inclined, please take a few minutes to sign this petition regarding the release of the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, who has been detained by Chinese authorities for his outspoken views.
Learn more about Ai Weiwei
Read the Association of Art Museum Directors’ statement
Sign the petition:
Ett annat mail berättar om att det blir manifestationer världen över på söndag:
1001 CHAIRS FOR AI WEIWEI
Supporters Invited to Gather at Chinese Embassies Around the World to Call for the Release of
Ai Weiwei, Inspired by the Artist’s 2007 Documenta 12 Project Fairytale
April 13, 2011 (NYC & Stockholm)—In response to the detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei, an international initiative inspired by the artist’s 2007 project Fairytale, will be staged on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 1 PM local time, at Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. Mirroring Fairytale: 1,001 Qing Dynasty Wooden Chairs, an installation which was comprised of 1,001 late Ming and Qing Dynasty wooden chairs at Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, the initiative invites supporters to bring a chair and gather outside Chinese embassies and consulates to sit peacefully in support of the artist’s immediate release. 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei is a joint initiative led by New York public art presenter Creative Time and Stockholm-based Slice Bureau, conceived by curator Steven Holmes.
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is an internationally regarded figure who has fought for artistic freedom and for freedom of speech throughout his distinguished career, envisioning
and shaping a more just and equitable society through his work. He has been missing since his arrest on April 3 in Beijing. Referencing the spirit of his work, 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei
calls for his immediate release, supporting the right of artists to speak and work freely in China and around the world.
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