Getting to Know Ai Weiwei: A Multimedia Biographical Timeline
By Tom Chen
Published: May 2, 2011
Tomorrow marks one month since Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at Beijing airport by authorities, on April 3 — according to some experts
, the legal upper limit for police detention in China. In recent years, Ai had already built an international profile for his installation and architectural work, as well as a reputation for being an outspoken critic of abuses by Chinese authorities. His shocking disappearance has transformed him into an international symbol of dissent, galvanizing supporters across the world.
Here, ARTINFO compiles a timeline of the most important reference points in Ai's life, art, and activism, with links to previous coverage from our own site and around the Web.
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