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An image from Pi San's "Crack Sunflower Seeds," believed to be a commentary on the detainment of artist Ai Weiwei (see below).

In China, Staying a Step Ahead of the Censors

A New York Times story profiles two activists who use gags, puns, and other tricks to defy China's notorious Internet controls. more
Ai Weiwei's Twitter page shows him to be back in political action.

China Unable to Keep Handle on Ai Weiwei's Twitter

Chinese dissident artist has broken his government-mandated Twitter silence to speak out against the detainment of his friends. more

Ai Weiwei: 'I Was Like a Little Soybean'

The recently released artist reportedly spoke to a journalist while waiting in line at a bank in Beijing. more
Ai Weiwei, Mirror, 1987.

New York Times Lauds Asia Society's Ai Weiwei Exhibition

Holland Cotter of the New York Times gives Asia Society Museum's Ai Weiwei show a major boost in its final weeks. more
Weiwei's alleged Google+ profile and most recent post, "有生命体征" ("there are signs of life").

Ai Weiwei Testing His Boundaries on Google+?

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei pushes his boundaries by opening a Google+ page despite being forbidden to communicate with the media and use Twitter. more
Ai Weiwei (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei 'Intensively Dedicating Himself to His Artistic Creation'

The recently freed activist and artist — whose New York photos are currently on display at Asia Society Museum — is reportedly back at work. more
Ai Weiwei Outside Tompkins Square Park, 1986.

Media Zooms in on Ai Weiwei's New York Photos

The first showing of the recently released artist's photos from a decade in New York has caused quite a stir. more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Reacts to China's Release of Artist Ai Weiwei

Jailed dissident whose Asia Society photo exhibit begins June 29 was reportedly freed on bail. more