The Party Goes On

Though China’s world-renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei was put under house arrest in Beijing, a "party" he had planned to mark the impending demolition of his studio in Shanghai went on without him…

… on Oct. 19, Ai, who is known for being critical of Beijing, received a notice from the local government that his studio was slated for demolition this fall, allegedly for violating building codes.

BY CORNELIU CAZACU, CHRISTINA LARSON

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