Ai Weiwei Banned from Yinchuan Biennale

August 26th, 2016

Ai Weiwei, via The GuardianAi Weiwei has been banned from the Yinchuan Biennale due to his “political sensibility,” Artforum reports.  “Censorships in communist regions have been present since the existence of the power,” Ai said in an Instagram post.  “Yet it still comes as a surprise to me for an ‘international art biennale,’ with over a hundred international artists and a foreign curator participating, to remove a single artist for the reason of defending human rights and freedom of speech. This shows what we face is a world, which is divided and segregated by ideology, and art is used merely as a decoration for political agendas in certain societies.”

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