Wednesday, June 22, 2011

80 Days Later - Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

After 80 days detention, finally, the renown Chinese conceptual artist and social critic Ai Weiwei was released on bail, according to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's blog Open Space.

I am very glad to hear that and hopefully, the so-called tax-evasion crime would be proved nothing.  Many people believed that Mr. Ai was targeted because of his human rights activism, such as his involvement of documenting corruptions amongst Sichuan earthquake relief efforts and funds.

One month before Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained, he made a powerful case for free expression in a film shown at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach:

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