The renowned artist was detained at a Beijing airport on Sunday, and relatives said they still had no idea of his whereabouts.
All that was missing from the opening of the New York exhibit of zodiac-animal heads was artist Ai Weiwei — who has been detained by Chinese authorities.
We have to stop deluding ourselves.
The Chinese government is holding the missing artist, who has been incommunicado since police seized him Sunday at Beijing’s airport.
Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent artist and an outspoken critic of the Communist regime, was taken away by security agents from Beijing’s airport Sunday morning as he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong, and his studio was later raided by police.