Ai Weiwei: «Jacko’s Reenactment Center»

25 May

Michael Jackson Sculpture by Maria von Kohler

The Quietus writes: «An east London music studio’s installation of a life-sized statue of Micheal Jackson dangling a baby out of the window has generated wild and menacing fury from Jackson fans. ‘Madonna and Child’, by artist Maria von Kohler, was positioned by a window at The Premises Studio last week and has since generated such a backlash on Jackson fan sites that police have been enlisted to investigate death and arson threats.» You should read the rest about this amazing story on The Quietus.

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has created in cooperation with the Chinese government a «Jacko’s Reenactment Center» that is particularly designed to inform the public about the dangerous aspects of being or becoming an artist. This was the prize Ai Weiwei was supposed to pay in order to be happily released by his contract partners last week.

The press, however, writes: «Changchun, China — A man grabs a 22-year-old woman after she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh-floor building in northeastern China’s Jilin province. The bride cut her wrists and tried to commit suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her just before the marriage.»

I think, however, we shouldn’t pay too much attention to that what the press is writing all the time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press
via: Los Angeles Times; Framework

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