Cathedral of Shit

has taken a well earned GAP year

Why Weiwei?

Posted by cathedralofshit on May 17, 2011

It’s a misunderstanding to suggest that we were ‘calling on’ galleries to boycott the fair – although that would be an understandable position and what logically Charlie Finch’s position would lead to. We were simply highlighting that the taking part in lots of high-profile media interviews highlighting Ai Weiwei’s cause and then jetting to Art HK to capitalise on his increased notoriety might be… er… a little… hypocritical?

That said, participating in Art HK is looking increasingly like participating in a Middle Eastern arms fair and claiming the weapons you’re flogging are merely for “crowd control”…

SNARKY: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37692/ai-weiweis-wife-finally-allowed-visit-while-the-artists-dealers-weigh-art-hk-participation/?page=2

BREAKING COVER: http://www.artreview.com/profiles/blogs/criticism-of-ais-commercial

4 Responses to “Why Weiwei?”

  1. Gifty said

    I liked the Lisson trying to claim going to Hong Kong was ok because it has special status a sort of Chinese Bophuthatswana. Come off it Greg.

  2. Fumer said

    Strikes me as being a little bit difficult to be ‘in the art world’ and not be a complete hypocrite… I mean when one considers that it is the 2nd biggest unregulated market in the world, behind drugs… It’s hard not to suck the cock of the rich and look up at them with such a sweet smile when the alternative is signing on, or getting a part time job where in essence one just gets poked in the cornhole as a unit of work… Perhaps I think of myself as above the majority when it comes to ethics, or I’m good at lying to myself (and desperate enough to believe my own bollox) but listening to the lying art world liar gits get all preachy about bad people doing bad things… WTF get a history book and check out the crazy shit we Englanders have been up to over the last few hundred years… Well at least that’s what a lot of the Chinese say…

    I wonder if being locked up is good for sales?

  3. gonemansland said

    Agreed and if anyone doubted that it was all about the cash you only have to listen to Emin blabbing
    on about how the Tories really understand and appreciate art and how Labour people don’t buy her work anyway. Fuck moral values just show me your wallet.

  4. Nam June Poke said

    Who cares they lit mr wee wee out now!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: