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Victory! Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Freed After Landmark Campaign

Internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was released from a Beijing prison late Wednesday night. The news comes after more than 140,000 people in 175 countries joined an unprecedented campaign by leading global art institutions - including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, London’s Tate Modern and the Association of Art Museum Directors - calling for the artist’s immediate release.
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Arts : Artdaily (3 years ago)

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