While the defensors or the institutional art look and talk exclusively about Ai We Wei’s cause for political, economic and personal interests…. artists have being killed and arrested all over the world everyday for decades.
Let’s be sincere , now they only talked about Tim Hetherington because he was English and Oscar nominated ( the Anglo-Hegemony always have priority, Ai wei wei, even being Chinese always defended these same cultural Anglo- American values to please the Western Richs and critics ) … ………….even so it is some progress. Let’s see if it is going to make people talk more about this ….. or if the “Voices of the art world and the free world” will still keep only defending their own interests.
here I keep the same text I wrote for Tim Hetherington
. I want to see Ai We Wei free and unspoilted, I want to see justice for all.
I MEAN FOR ALL !!! NOT ONLY FOR THE ONES THAT DEFEND THE INTEREST OF THE RICHS OF THE WESTERN COUNTRIES.
Listen, all the time I defend my view , defensors of the free world from USA and Europe come to argue with me. It seens they only defend democracy if you have exactaly the same opinion. Not saying that i am from Brazil…. i DO have experience with artists being arrested and people of my own family only for defending democracy. It isn’t a theory to me . It isn’t a noble ideal as it is for easily manipulated art critics and people of the art world in general . It is real.