Ai Weiwei supporters pressure Berlin for passport's return
"German supporters of Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most famous political dissidents, urged Berlin on Wednesday to demand the return of the artist’s passport before an exhibition of politically-charged works in Germany’s capital.”
Ai Weiwei asks the Dalai Lama wether he expects to return to his native land
During the question and answer session of a public talk of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York the there present and livestream audience had the chance to ask the Dalai Lama questions Ai Weiwei posed his asking wether the Dalai Lama would expect returning to his native homeland Tibet.
The excerpt of the Dalai Lama’s answer was published today, Oktober 21th, 2013 on the website of his office in Dharamsala, India.
Ai Weiwei is ambassador for 'Reporters Without Borders'
The Paris-based international organisation to defend and promote freedom of the press ‘Reporters Without Borders’ announced that Ai Weiwei has agreed to join them as a supporting ambassador.
He will be featuring his most iconic plus seventy unpublished photos showing shadowing done by Chinas secret police in the next album ‘100 Photos for Press freedom’ which is going to be published on Sept. 12th, 2013.
In a number of 6 sculptures meticulously recretated from his memory Ai Weiwei’s maybe most personal art piece, called S.A.C.R.E.D. recreates the details of his detention. The boxes were secretly transported out of China and will be shown parallel with the 2013 Venice Biennale though not officially part of it.