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Ai Weiwei Defines Artists’ Duty to Resist Repression

May 12, 2017
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Ai Weiwei Defines Artists’ Duty to Resist Repression

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has long been a thorn in the side of authorities, defiantly finding ways to critique government corruption and suppression despite constant surveillance, threats, detention, and a four-year revocation of his passport which prevented him from traveling abroad. In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, he laid out what he…

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LEGO Changes Bulk Order Policy After Ai Weiwei Protest

January 20, 2016
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LEGO Changes Bulk Order Policy After Ai Weiwei Protest

Months after news broke that LEGO Group refused to fulfill a bulk order for Ai Weiwei’s current exhibit at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, the company reversed course this week and announced that it no longer vets customers’ intentions for bulk orders. A statement on the company’s website explained the reasoning behind the old policy…

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Ai Weiwei Collecting Donated LEGO After Company Rejects Bulk Order

October 27, 2015
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Ai Weiwei Collecting Donated LEGO After Company Rejects Bulk Order

Fans of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei are setting up collection points for donated LEGO bricks around the world after the Danish company refused to fulfill a bulk order for his upcoming show in Australia. In response to inquiries, a LEGO group spokesperson said “we refrain – on a global level – from actively engaging in…

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