Last night I was talking with a sculptor at a party, and he remarked that things looked very bad for Ai Wei Wei, and they do. The secret removal in dead of night of a 30+ ft sculpture of Confucius from Tiananmen square is another bizarre twist in the saga of the Chinese government and the Arts. [Link]
As all of this darkness continues to unravel, I ran across this little essay...
From James Wagner at jameswagner.com:
"I cannot imagine a China, indeed a modern world, without his presence, his conscience and his art. If we deserve the art we get, the government we get, we will have to do everything in our power to see Ai Weiwei return to the people of China, and the world."
Read the entire essay here: [Link]