Ai Weiwei Beijing studio demolished ‘without warning’

An excavator demolishes Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's art studio in northeastern Beijing, 4 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters Symbol caption Mr Ai posted photos of the demolition on social media

The dissident Chinese Language artist Ai Weiwei says the government in Beijing have demolished his studio there.

In a sequence of clips on Instagram appearing the former factory being torn down, Ai said that he were given no notice of the decision.

Another of his studios in Shanghai was destroyed in 2011. He also mentioned at that point he had received no warning.

The 66-12 months-antique has lived in Germany given that leaving China in 2015. he’s a powerful critic of China’s government.

On Instagram Ai mentioned “farewell” to the space, which he had used considering that 2006.

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As Of Late,they started to demolish my studio “zuo you”in Beijing with out a precaution .which I Have as my major studio considering that is a East German taste socialist manufacturing unit development.farewell.

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One In All Ai’s assistants, Gang Ra, told the AFP new company that the condominium contract for the construction had ended closing year however that it “merely wasn’t imaginable” to move out on the time because of the quantity of works still present.

He stated that they have been informed that the transfer would need to take place inside of an issue of days, but brought that they had now not been warned whilst the demolition may begin.

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The son of 1 of China’s most renowned poets, Ai designed Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium for the 2008 Olympics however has in view that become an outspoken critic of the Chinese Language government.

He was once arrested for a couple of months in 2011 and had his passport confiscated. He then moved to Berlin in 2015.

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