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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Ai Weiwei

Those of you who have seen the Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei may have heard that he has been arrested by Chinese authorities. The following is a statement on Tate Modern's website:

"We understand from news reports that the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by the Chinese authorities yesterday as he tried to board a plane to Hong Kong. The artist remains uncontactable and his whereabouts are unknown. We are dismayed by developments that again threaten Weiwei's right to speak freely as an artist and hope that he will be released immediately."

Tate Modern are displaying a banner and there is an on line petition calling for his release.

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