~LOSING . . .
BETTER KEEP YOUR RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA T-SHIRTS – UNDER WRAPS – IN CHINA !!
OR: THE BIG DIFF BETWEEN CHINA & THE GOOD OLE USA !!
and yeah, just maybe CHARLIE SHEEN bad as he is – says it all.
what ever happened to:
Sticks and stones can break my bones – but names will never harm me ?
guess not if you are in a sensitive political bind . . . RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA right on the mark. again.
first Japan, re: creating what is essentially a presentient ‘fall-out’ communal survival shelter.
now, China, re: artistic suppression. or is the world we live in – just so friggin obvious.
RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA/GBE T-SHIRT NO T-SHIRT
AI WEIWEI – IMAGE COURTESY/REUTERS/BBC NEWS
according to BBC NEWS – PROMINENT ARTIST AI WEIWEI was stopped from boarding a flight out of Beijing this past weekend, and “there has been no contact with him since, and no comment from the police.”
“One of his assistants told the BBC he had been held by border guards as he tried to get on a flight to Hong Kong.”
“More than 20 dissidents and activists have been held in the past weeks.”
“China’s authorities appear on edge over calls for a so-called Jasmine Revolution, partly inspired by pro-democracy movements in the Middle East.”
including: a reference to the APRIL 1, 2011 report – CHINA:THE BIG CHILL by NEW YORKER CORRESPONDENT EVAN OSNOS “which notes that the Chinese government is in the midst of the biggest crackdown on free expression ‘in years’.”
wow – it’s a good thing our homeboy – ALFREDO MARTINEZ – GOT OF THERE – LAST SUMMER. HE WAS HELD IN SECRET DETENTION in CHINA FOR SEVERAL MONTHS LAST SPRING/SUMMER 2010 & HE DID MAKE AI WEIWEI’S ACQUAINTANCE – WHILE IN CHINA. IN FACT ALFREDO & JOSH HARRIS HAD RECENTLY APPROACHED AI WEIWEI ABOUT DOING A VERSION – OF JOSH’S WIRED CITY – OVER THERE.
DON’T THINK CHINA HAS THE RIGHT SENSE OF ‘HUMOR’ – TO PUT UP WITH OUR HARD-CORE NYC HOMEBOYS.
see: ALFREDO MARTINEZ ESCAPES SECRET DETENTION IN CHINA/LOST & FOUND In WILLIAMSBURG
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH/TIRAVANIJA T-SHIRT SLOGANS at GBE/MARCH 5, 2011