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  • Nicole Marie Hilton

    © Ai Weiwei, June 1994, Tiananmen square, Beijing / China Ai Weiwei went on a hunger strike after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown (in Beijing, China). When he returned home from exile in New York, where he studied painting and photography, one of his first acts was to take a photo of his wife lifting her skirt and exposing her underwear on Tiananmen Square.

  • Burnéd Shoés

    If you’re in Berlin at the moment, there’s an exhibition running at the Martin-Gropius-Bau: ‘Ai Weiwei in New York – Photographs 1983-1993’ (Oct. 15, 2011 - Mar. 18, 2012). #exhibition #blackandwhite #aiweiwei #newyork

  • Sharon Z

    Ai Weiwei's photography. This rebel girl is Weiwei's wife Lu Qing. The photo was taken in 1994 in front of the Tian'anmen Square. At that time nudity in art was not allowed in China. Chinese art in general was extremely restricted by the government. Lifting the skirt up to reveal the panties was a very dangerous behaviour at this 'sacred place of political power'. The act was more like a performance protest for freedom.

  • Andréa P. Germana

    June 1994 by Ai Wei Wei Ai Wei Wei Exhibition @ Jeu de Pomme

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