Category : Ai Weiwei

Chinese state visit: Five times China has proven it doesn’t value free speech

alt informationWith UK-China relations warming, the President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will pay a state visit to the UK

27 Nov: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – film screening + Q&A

alt informationJoin Index for a screening and discussion of Andreas Johnsen's acclaimed documentary about the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Eve Jackson: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Eve Jackson: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Index Index – International free speech round up – 11/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up - 11/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up – 11/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up - 11/02/13

Anish Kapoor, artists and Index go Gangnam style for Ai Weiwei

Padraig Reidy: Anish Kapoor, artists and Index go Gangnam for Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei does Gangnam Style (really)

Update 26/10: The clip below has now been blocked in China.  While Korean pop sensation Psy was teaching UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon how to do the Gangnam Style dance, Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei was at work in his Beijing studio mastering the moves himself. But Ai being Ai — China’s most noted dissident — […]

Memories of Ai Weiwei

Julia Farrington: Memories of Ai Weiwei

Ai Wei Wei’s arrest changed China’s political landscape

The artist Ai Weiwei’s outspoken views are gaining currency. Simon Kirbyreflects on a change of mood in China as people lose faith in the Party

Arts nominees

Recognising artists, filmmakers and writers whose work asserts artistic freedom and battles against repression and injustice Voina, performance artists, Russia Voina, meaning “War”, is a collective of radical Russian anarchist artists who combine political protest and performance art. Voina’s carries out actions directed against the authorities. In June 2010, members painted a 65-metre phallus on a […]

“My brother is dying in silence”

One year on from the crackdown on the opposition in Belarus, Irina Bogdanova, sister of political prisoner Andrei Sannikov, calls for international action against Europe's last dictatorship