Ai Weiwei’s Studio Demolished by Chinese Authorities

August 14th, 2018

Ai Weiwei has accused Chinese authorities of demolishing his studio with no prior warning, leaving many works damaged.  “Works were damaged due to the unannounced attack on the studio,” he said in a statement. “There was no caution taken. However, compared to the memories which have been lost, compared to a society which has never established trust in the social order, a trust in the rule of law, or a trust in any kind of unity in defending the rights of its people, what has been lost at my studio is insignificant, and I don’t even care. There are profoundly deeper and wider ruins in this deteriorating society where the human condition has never been respected.”