Beijing Artists Detained and Exhibition Shut Down After Homage to Artist Ai Weiwei


BEIJING (REUTERS).- The organizing artists of a Beijing art show who reserved a blank gallery wall with a small name tag as a show of support for detained artist-activist Ai Weiwei have been detained by police and their exhibit was shut down. Lin Bing and Fei Xiaosheng were called in for questioning by police Wednesday evening after the opening of their photography exhibit, an employee at the CCD300 Modern Art and Design Center said Thursday. “Lin Bing has already returned, but Fei has yet to be in contact. The gallery is still open, but the photos have already been taken down,” the woman named Yang said. She said gallery owner Shi Yong had not been detained, and it was unclear if Fei was still being questioned by police. The two artists’ mobile phones were turned