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http://www.ted.com The news that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been detained by authorities has prompted significant concern here at TED-HQ. We had shown a film of him at last month’s conference, an unexpected and courageous statement about his treatment by the government, social change, the power of the web, and his hope for the future of China. The film, which was shown as Ai Weiwei himself watched live over the web in the middle of the night, prompted a huge standing ovation from the TED audience.

Read the news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12954811

TED is a non-partisan, nonpolitical organization and we understand the Chinese authorities concern at anything which might provoke social unrest. But for anyone who believes in the power of ideas, of human imagination, it is heartbreaking to see one of the world’s great artists shackled in this way. We will be tracking developments carefully. Here is the film.

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Jeanneke Kayaert says:

And I was in the Sichuan earthquake….

Ethan Tech says:

i have to write a paper about this guy

Neptune Thomas says:

艾未未是个伟人!历史会证明!

The Art Of Moving says:

Ai is a greatest artist! But I am wondering what makes ai made the movie “human flow” and other classic art expressions? I assume that his ideas were from his childhood suffering! All I want to say is, he is a great artist, but you don’t know politics and economics! The world is not as bad as you think! Take care of yourself, Sir!

Donald John Trump says:

果然民主基金的钱好挣。花气来还舒心。哈哈哈哈

Redefining Myself says:

Skennon gowa Ai Weiwei !!!

Danielle Wang says:

He is brilliant

Ichthusk says:

Wish me luck with my term paper on Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn

Bo C says:

倘若艾未未能看到这条留言,我想对他说:我个人的理解你先是一位西方国家与中国政治博弈的受益者,然后才是一名艺术家。
像艾未未一样的人,各个国家都存在,他们不满政府,他们希望改革,革新。他们愿望是美好的,而且我愿意相信他们初衷是积极的。这些人希望国家更开放,民主,自由,社会问题能够得到妥善解决。
然而,当艾未未们面对他国以人权等各种各样的理由制裁和打压自己国家发展,人民生活水平难以提高,甚至涉身战乱的时候,想必这已经违背了他们的初衷。社会进步需要时间,政府和政体需要因地制宜,因时而异。所谓的普世价值也要基于历史、社会和人民共同作用。
没有任何一套规则和体系适用于所有人。没有谷歌,中国人一样在用iphone;没有youtube,国内外的大事儿和历史事件中国人依然可以检索到资源;没有facebook,中国人一样可以与世界交互。如果说中国真的有那么一堵墙,这堵墙也是“千疮百孔”,信息在墙内外流动不受影响,风景透过这堵墙看起来别有风味,人民可以与外界握手和亲吻。
最后想说,无论主观上还是客观上,艾未未的话语权迎合了一些国家的品味,让这些国家可以有更多一个理由来持续对中国充满敌意。由这些敌意转化而来的制裁和打压,最终将均摊在十三亿人身上。请握好手中的杠杆。

Crewchief 227 says:

This is what art is about, if artists don't use some of their time for social change, then WTF are you doing with your time?

龙海yanglonghai 杨 says:

就这鸡巴样!搞政治搏上位

Inna K. says:

<3 Ai Wei Wei is wonderful.

SEAN PAN says:

Ai Weiwei volunteered to donate 2 middle fingers,any takers?

Kathy Hu says:

I'm very happy to have experienced Ai Weiwei's 2013 exhibition in Toronto the whole Oppressive Chinese political system allied against one Man His Art and politics very pathetic criminals always live in fear of the Truth Ever Forward Ai Weiwei

Phoenix Rising says:

how was he "able to get" you the film? thought he was in violent, oppressive detention?? it's pretty sad China won't let their citizens have full intellectual freedoms when a little island like Cuba finally will :/ I'd suppose dealing with internal unrest is troubling, but change has to come some time…

Alexander Strutt says:

keep that chin up Weiwei

Jojo Channel says:

shut up you're fucking assholes  ai weiwei is a fraud  tax fraud liar  an anti-china government pig. they shouldn't  never let him design the Bird nest  Stadium in Beijing.

vicky tan says:

He is really something!

老乙廉颇 says:

到此一游

Epikification says:

In my opinion, introducing the video in that way showed partiality. None of the other TED talks I've listened to have had any opinion on the speaker or any disclaimer presented.

ZEEMMO says:

Ted is meant to be impartial but facilitate all freedom of speach from intellectual individuals

Epikification says:

I dislike the intro given by the guy at the talk.

Ung Park says:

I don't get it…

li dong says:

made my himself

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