Bird's Nest: Ai Weiwei in English *beta*

May 13

to remember the 5 year anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake, we made #flowers #aiflowers ,everyone is welcome to share, download and repost. #aiflowers http://t.co/VK8l20h6zZ Value life, refuse to forget. -

纪念汶川地震5周年,我们做了#花 #aiflowers ,希望大家分享,下载,转贴。#aiflowers http://t.co/VK8l20h6zZ 尊重生命,拒绝遗忘。

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Apr 28

Has Ai Weiwei’s life overshadowed his art ?

Question asked and answered by Jonathan Jones

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2013/apr/24/ai-weiwei-still-an-artist

published on the JonathanJonesonArtblog of The Gurdian

April, 24th 2013

Apr 08

release, release, release, give Xu Wei back his freedom #free Xu Wei -

放人,放人,放人,还徐伟自由。#徐伟自由

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One week ago, Xu Wei participated in the filming of my MV, acting as assistant cameraman to Christopher Doyle. So the horrible police undertook some shameless, shady work. -

一个星期前,徐伟作为杜可风的摄影助理,参与了我的MV拍摄。如此恐惧的公安,尽做一些丢人的勾当。

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Illegally disappearing people, illegally taking people into custody, with force, violence, regarding citizens' lives and human rights as dung and dirt. #free Xu Wei -

非法失踪,非法拘禁,胁迫,暴力,视国民的生命和人权如粪土。#徐伟自由。

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I don't want to live happy days anymore , Xu Wei, I'm coming to get you. -

不想过盛世日子了,徐伟,我来找你。

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At around 2AM last night, Xu Wei's girlfriend saw Xu at the local police station in Gaobeidian. The first thing he whispered into her ear was about Ai. Fucking hell. I'm on my way to Gaobeidian now, and then to the Civil Aviation General Hospital. Xu Wei stammered out a few words: "drank tea, naked, bruised". He was beaten by a number of police officers. You're so fucking hardcore, coming to find me, running into my friend, losing face. Now I'm going to the hospital to find you. Xu Wei, don't be afraid. -

昨晚凌晨两点,徐伟的女友在高碑店派出所见到了徐,徐在她的耳旁第一句话,与艾有关。马勒戈壁,我现在在去高碑店路上,又说送民航总医院了。徐伟断断续续说了几个字:喝茶,被裸体,被打有伤。很多警察将他架出去。你丫牛逼找我来,碰我的朋友,丢人。我现在去医院找你。徐伟不惧怕。

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To “drink tea” with the police is to be interrogated, usually regarding political activities. More here.

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A police officer arrived at my house and said that (Xu Wei) was detained after a fight. At the very least, those other police who made promises to me before were lying. A soft little cameraman disappearing for nearly 30 hours because of a fight? I've never heard of that happening before. RT //JJYSuper: //aiww There's people on Weibo saying Xu Wei has already been found. Is that true? -

一个警察到了他家里,说是打架被拘留了。至少之前公安是对我信誓旦旦说了谎,一个文弱的摄影因打架失踪近三十个小时?我第一次听说。 RT @JJYSuper: @aiww 微博上有人称徐伟已经找到 是否属实??

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I just called the police and informed them of my identity. They made it clear that the cameraman Xu Wei is not being held by the Beijing police, and are currently contacting the city's criminal police to arrange an investigation. Stay tuned. -

我刚与警方通了电话,告知我的身份,警方明确告知摄影师徐伟不在北京警方控制中,警方正在通报市刑警组织侦查。关注。

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My friend Xu Wei has already been missing for more than 24 hours. Before he went missing, he was acting as an assistant on one of my short films. When seeking assistance from the police, his family were repeatedly fobbed off for one reason after another. When there is a threat to a person's life, and the nation that spends 700 billion on maintaining stability refuses to help, I can only conclude that that person is in the nation's hands. -

我的朋友徐伟失踪已经超过二十四个小时,失踪前为我的一个短片做助理,他的家属在寻找警察帮助时,警察一再以各种理由推诿搪塞,当一个人的生命受到威胁时,拥有7000个亿的维稳国家却拒之不理,我只能认为人是在国家的手中。

Apr 06

Collection of accounts [of events related to Mr. Ai's arrest two years ago] by Ai Weiwei's studio and friends https://t.co/esG66cmu36 #81天 -

艾未未工作室及朋友的讲述汇总 https://t.co/esG66cmu36 #81天

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The first night two years ago, I slept soundly on a mattress. -

两年前的第一个晚上,在一个床垫上我睡得很踏实。

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Apr 03

The account of Ai Weiwei studio's Xu Ye https://t.co/T6xzy655mu #81days (4) -

艾未未工作室徐烨的讲述 https://t.co/T6xzy655mu #81天 (4)

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The account of Ai Weiwei studio's Liu Yanping https://t.co/2P2RoIs9MD #81days (3) -

艾未未工作室刘艳萍的讲述 https://t.co/2P2RoIs9MD #81天 (3)

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The experience of Lu Qing on April 3, 2011 https://t.co/VRnzeXuarO #81days (2) -

路青2011.04.03的经历 https://t.co/VRnzeXuarO #81天 (2)

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Lu Qing is Ai Weiwei’s wife

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