Invisible Industries™ is pleased to present a new collaborative screen printed poster.

C. Tangerine x Invisible Industries

On Sale Now HERE
Edition of 50
18×24”
$30.00

Proceeds from the sale will go to the artist C. Tangerine for use in the continued campaign of informing the public of artist Ai Weiwei’s detention by the Chinese Government.

Ai Weiwei is a well known Chinese artist and activist, who is active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism. Through his Artwork he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups in China. He uses the internet and social media to communicate with people all over China, especially the youth.

On April 3rd, 2011 Ai Weiwei was detained by police at Beijing airport and held without any official charges for weeks. Analysts and other activists said Ai had been widely thought to be untouchable due to his high profile. It’s been suggested that his arrest, is calculated to send the message that no one would be immune in China. International governments, human rights groups and art institutions, among others, have called for Ai’s release.

As of now Ai Weiwei is still in custody.

JUNE 22nd 2011 UPDATE: Ai Weiwei has been released on bail stating: “I’m back with my family,” Ai told the Guardian. “I am very happy. I’m fine.” He said he could not comment further on his detention as he had been released on bail, adding “please understand”.

C. Tangerine, is a 22 year old female student artist, she was the first Hong Kong artist using graffiti art to promote the awareness of Ai Weiwei among the island’s population, by spray-painting Ai’s image, with the slogan:”Who’s afraid of Ai Weiwei”, onto street pavement and building wall using a stencil. These actions resulted in Hong Kong police serious crime squad conducting a criminal damage investigation against her, thus turning her into an “inadvertent counterculture icon.”

On April 23 2011, about 2000 people marched through Hong Kong streets to support Ai Weiwei, many of them carrying placards with images copying Tangerine’s graffiti art, with many similar images being spray painted on building walls, to protest against police heavy handed action.

Invisible Industries hopes that through the release of these prints more people will become aware of the movement to #FREEAIWEIWEI

Outside Press on C. Tangerine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Ai_Weiwei_street_art_campaign
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/04/135985475/hong-kong-graffiti-challenges-chinese-artists-arrest
http://www.urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/04/16/whos-afraid-of-ai-wei-wei/
http://animalnewyork.com/2011/05/whose-afraid-of-ai-weiwei-graffiti-girl-risks-10-years-in-jail/
http://www.uyghuramerican.org/articles/5680/1/Whos-afraid-of-Ai-Weiwei-Certainly-not-Hong-Kongartists/
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=110331&sid=32087216&con_type=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Ai_Weiwei_street_art_campaign
http://hongcouver.com/keywords/chin-tangerine

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