Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CHINA - Petitions in support of Ai Weiwei

The Conservatives of several major museums in the United States, Europe and Asia have launched a petition for the release of the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was arrested April 3 in Beijing. The origin of this initiative, which has so far received nearly 14,000 signatures, the directors of the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the Tate Modern in London, says the U.S.

daily The New York Times. This museum is currently exhibiting an installation artist, an audience of 100 million covered sunflower ceramic handmade. A first petition was launched on Twitter by a Chinese blogger residing in the United States the day after his arrest. She has collected about 2,400 signatures.

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