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Tagged Malu
"The Crab House", a story about the demolition of Ai Weiwei's Malu studio in Shanghai

Ai Weiwei and the Art of Demolition


Evan Osnos writes about Ai Weiwei and the demolition of his Shanghai studio. 

RT //elaoda: Ai Weiwei's Shanghai studio has been demolished ahead of schedule by authorities, from the homepage of BBC's Chinese website: Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Shanghai studio has been demolished ahead of schedule without any notification for Ai Weiwei //aiww himself.

Ha, where's my heart? RT //zhaorui1908: Aunt Ai, I guess he has turned hundreds and thousands of times RT //wenyunchao: Mentally, the past day was perhaps a turning point for Ai Weiwei //aiww

I grew up in the northwest, not afraid of the wind RT //huoz2: Watching you amongst the cold wind, my heart is broken RT //BaoliDao: RT //aiww RT //duyanpili: Ai Weiwei //aiww at the site of demolition of the Malu Studio, Shanghai at 15:04

RT //lifstyle: RT //JobsInChinese: U.S.: I bought an old building, I want to demolish it but the government doesn't let me. China: Ai Weiwei built a new building, he doesn't want to demolish it but the government forces him to do so.

Requesting as well //wentommy: Requesting to bring me along. RT //duyanpili: Me. RT //Kelly_feb: Bring me~~~RT //Stevengao1972 I'll be there too RT //aiww: I'll still be there during demolition. RT //aiww There're already people from the demolition project coming for investigation. RT //xazei: God Ai's Malu studio

Will be demolished. RT //dengxiaoxian: RT //FIYPIG: //aiww Old Ai, how's it going over at Malu?