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Saturday, April 16, 2011

1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei

Inspired in Ai Weiwei’s project Fairytale: 1,001 Qing Dynasty Wooden Chairs, an installation which was comprised of 1,001 late Ming and Qing Dynasty wooden chairs at Documenta 12 in 2007 in Kassel, Germany, curator Steven Holmes has come up with the idea of reenacting the project to support the safe release of Ai Weiwei who was detained this April 3rd at the Beijing airport.

This Sunday, April 17, at 1 PM local time, supporters are invited to participate in the "1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei" initiative, by bringing a chair and gathering outside Chinese embassies and consulates around the world and to sit peacefully in support of the artist’s immediate release.
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1 comment:

algebraist said...

Photos from the protest:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shameelarafin/sets/72157626525784584/show/