[rohrpost] 1001 Stühle für Ai Weiwei

Andreas Broeckmann ab at dortmunder-u.de
Don Apr 14 08:36:09 CEST 2011

Sonntag um 11h

A question posted on Facebook about what we, as an arts community, 
can do to support the safe release of Ai Weiwei sparked great ideas, 
including one by curator Steven Holmes to reenact Ai Weiwei's project 
Fairytale: 1,001 Qing Dynasty Wooden Chairs-an installation which was 
comprised of 1,001 late Ming and Qing Dynasty wooden chairs at 
Documenta 12 in 2007 in Kassel, Germany-in front of Chinese embassies 
and consulates around the world. This Sunday, April 17, at 1 PM local 
time, supporters are invited to participate in 1001 Chairs for Ai 
Weiwei, by bringing a chair and gathering outside Chinese embassies 
and consulates to sit peacefully in support of the artist's immediate 

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is an internationally regarded figure 
who has fought for artistic freedom and for freedom of speech 
throughout his distinguished career, envisioning and shaping a more 
just and equitable society through his work. He has been missing 
since his arrest on April 3rd in Beijing. Referencing the spirit of 
his work, 1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei calls for his immediate release, 
supporting the right of artists to speak and work freely in China and 
around the world.