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Artists planning public spaces, creating activist art and being defamed in China, –
You would think they would let this guy out of China so that we can go back to playing computer games –
The Art today Mar 23 lead story is about State repression for Ai Weiwei. They just won’t let this guy out to travel the world and visit his famous artwork. Shepard Fairey has been making his concerns known lately as he created this Ai Weiwei tribute. Ai Weiwei is an artist who doesn’t mind expressing political views in his art. China hates this lawless, anti social behavior. We love it. Go figure
I think they ought to raise money from the poster, to bribe enough operatives working for the Chinese government entity, to spring him. And just in case you didn’t get the whole Chinese government, one party control means repression thing, check this out.
this just means that whatever Chinese government entity is handiest will be used to stamp out unauthorized individual expression. This isn’t even a piece of activist art. This is just fun loveing stuff. Can you imagine what they would do if Invader was an activist.
Destruction of French street artist Invader’s work has placed the spotlight on culture, free expression and public nuisance in Hong Kong, writes Richard Lord
Art today Mar 23, continues with activism in the west. In the UK, the government will strongly hint that you should not draw a gun as part of a grant sponsored installation. But if you paint green activist art on your own you get PR.
The snipe, barn owl and great bustard have appeared on walls around the capital.
Wow! How could we let the barn owl go extinct. Thanks ATM for the message. –
Last on this Art today Mar 23 report. Now that we are including more street art and graffiti inspired creation in our urban environment, should street artists plan more of our public space? Jordan Weber thinks so.