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#Ai Weiwei

# ai-weiwei - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

# ai-weiwei - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Ai Weiwei, Pussy Riot make art world power list

Art Review magazine’s annual Power 100 list includes the Chinese and Russian dissidents in its top 100 influential figures in the art world.

# ai-weiwei - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Read Me: Ai Weiwei and me

Alison Klayman, director of the new documentary about controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells TheJournal.ie that his future is still very uncertain.

# ai-weiwei - Friday 20 July, 2012

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Ai Weiwei – a vocal critic of China’s government – had decried the ruling, saying it an attempt to silence him.

# ai-weiwei - Monday 7 November, 2011

Supporters send cash to cover dissident artist Ai Weiwei's €1.7m tax bill

The Chinese artist said last week he has been issued with a tax bill and fines of 15 million yuan.

# ai-weiwei - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

China gives dissident artist Ai WeiWei a €1.7m tax bill

Chinese artists and vocal rights activist Ai WeiWei has been ordered to pay €1.7 million in alleged back taxes – a move he says is an attempt to silence him.

# ai-weiwei - Friday 1 July, 2011

China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party

In a lengthy speech, president Hu Jintao gave no indication of any moves toward loosening the party’s firm grip on power

# ai-weiwei - Sunday 26 June, 2011

China releases another dissident but is he being watched?

Hu Jia has spent three-and-a-half years in prison for allegedly planning to disrupt the 2008 Olympics.

# ai-weiwei - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Freed Ai Weiwei silenced and still followed by Chinese authorities

On his first day of freedom, the outspoken government critic said he cut his own hair.

# ai-weiwei - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

China releases dissident artist Ai Weiwei following tax 'confession'

Chinese media reports that one of the country’s leading activists has confessed to tax evasion and been released.

# ai-weiwei - Monday 16 May, 2011

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei allowed brief family visit after 43 days in custody

The influential and celebrated artist’s wife found him “changed” when she visited him briefly yesterday, in the first visit allowed to his family since he was arrested in Beijing in April.