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Ai Weiwei Says He Was Removed from Inaugural Yinchuan Biennale for Political Reasons

By Brian Boucher | Artnet

Ai Weiwei at his exhibition in 2015 at London's Royal Academy of Art. Photo Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images.

Ai Weiwei at his exhibition in 2015 at London's Royal Academy of Art. Photo Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says that his work was removed from the inaugural Yinchuan Biennale for political reasons. The news first emerged in two tweets yesterday:

The exhibition, “For an Image, Faster than Light,” is slated to open in just two weeks at the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan. Among the 73 other artists on the roster, according to a press release, are Dana Awartani, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Anish Kapoor, Santiago Sierra, and Song Dong. It’s curated by Mumbai-based artist/curator Bose Krishnamachari, co-founder of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

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