The Ai Weiwei Interview –

aiweiwei1 300x229 The Ai Weiwei Interview   artmarketblog.comIn 2008 I filmed Ai Weiwei’s ‘Under Construction’ exhibition at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia as well as a brief interview with Ai, but because the gallery was so noisy and the lighting less than ideal I decided not to use the footage.  Considering that the arrest of Ai has generated so much media attention I thought that I would share this video in the hope that it will help generate some positive publicity for Ai.  I urge anyone who reads this post to sign the online petition started by the moz screenshot The Ai Weiwei Interview   artmarketblog.commoz screenshot 1 The Ai Weiwei Interview   artmarketblog.comSolomon R. Guggenheim Foundation calling for the release of Ai.  The petition can be found here:

I hope you enjoy the video:

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications


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  • fabiola

    I just can’t hear the interview!! Frustrating…

  • Deryk Houston

    Very interested in the relationship between art, peace and human rights. Blogging at:

  • Ruth Rifka

    I appreciate what you are trying to do with this petition, but I was not able to reach the site with the url provided.

    All the best.

  • amudrea

    I am one of those men who wanted Ai to be released. He’s just an artist expressing himself through art. I admire his courage and his ability as an artist. What he did was just right! I am in with the petition. I wanted Ai be free! !

  • Ben

    When artists leave the safety of aesthetics, their ideas can be dangerous…

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