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Melissa Chiu: Ai Weiwei's 'Activism Different From His Art'

Pedestrians walk past a plainclothes policeman (R) standing in front of the entrance to the studio of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing on April 8, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Artlog Magazine published a roundtable discussion on the detained Chinese artist.

Listen: Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'A Perfect Storm'

Ai Weiwei in November 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Melissa Chiu, Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, talks to the KCRW's "To The Point" program about artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is being held by Chinese authorities on charges of "economic crimes."

Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds some porcelain sunflower seeds from his installation at The Tate Modern in London on October 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Policy

The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest Chinese progressive to be detained in a government crackdown that began in February.

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics.