Thursday, October 13, 2011

China whines about situation they created

"We locked up a world famous artist...what is everyone looking at?"

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll compiled by ArtReview magazine.

But Mr Ai, who was released in June after being detained for more than 80 days by Chinese authorities, told the BBC he does "not feel powerful at all".

The magazine said he was chosen by the panel because of his political activism, as much as his artwork.

China criticised the selection saying it was based on "political bias".

China, world power and totally clueless. A winning combination.

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