Friday, 15 April 2011

Weiwei Latest

Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po has claimed that Ai Weiwei is being investigated for allegedly evading taxes and destroying papers that might have been used as evidence against him. His family have denied the allegations on his behalf. I hope the person who laid these Free Ai Weiwei leaflets on his Sunflower Seeds at Tate Passé was wearing a gas mask. Will the Chinese government assume responsibility for this health hazard if it is still keeping Weiwei in police custody when the exhibition closes?


At 17/4/11, Blogger Sundial said...

The China art scene and politics are a world apart with other countries. There are so much money, artists try make a break and the system is very corrupt. You can read more on critical arts reviews in HK, China and Asia in:

At 17/4/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Sundial

Yes, I know the Chinese art scene is corrupt. They'll copy anything and sell it to you, regardless of copyright.

Thanks for the link.

At 18/4/11, Blogger Sundial said...

Those include the poor artists who are forced to make a living out of this business; and there are the overrated being milked by the auction houses. I will write on this later.

At 18/4/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I'll be interested to read your thoughts on this. I visited your blog and noticed that your comments on bad art are as caustic as mine.

Did you know that Ai Weiwei's ceramic sunflower seeds - millions of them - were painted by a team of Chinese artists who used lead-based black paint that is toxic? Weiwei gets the fame and fortune while his team of artists have the fumes from toxic paint on their lungs!

I tried to look at your art, but my PC wouldn't cooperate, probably due to memory shortage.


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