Ai Weiwei Detention

The Art World Has Always Existed to Respond to Uneasiness

Greg Hilty | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Greg Hilty

In Beijing to visit Ai Weiwei. His first exhibition at Lisson Gallery, last May, ended up coinciding with his 81 day detention, so he couldn't come. The show generated huge public following. On the way here I reflected on why Ai Weiwei and Lisson Gallery had decided to work together.