This last 29th of November, I posted a short article about Chinese Artist Ai Wei Wei being under House arrest for having publicly declared that he will destroy himself his art studio and celebrate this act. In fact, his studio, after having been encouraged to settle in Jiading (Shanghai) by the Chinese Authorities was sentenced to destruction for a discrepancy with the building permit. One would actually suspect those same authorities, not to appreciate Ai Wei Wei’s political opinions and therefore to punish him in the limits of the relative immunity the artist owns thanks to his international recognition. “They cannot let anything happen if they don’t understand it” he explains about this celebration of the self-destruction in a interview for the BBC visible here.
Thanks Martial. (via designboom)