Photo Gallery: Where Is the Weiwei Protest?
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Photo Gallery: Where Is the Weiwei Protest?

Western Artists' Lack of Action 'Most of Them Are Glad to Be Rid of Ai Weiwei'

There hasn't been a sign of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei since he was arrested in early April. And the silence from the Western art world has been deafening as well. SPIEGEL spoke with German curator Roger Buergel, who helped Ai Weiwei on his path to stardom, about why artists have remained so passive.
Interview conducted by Ulrike Knöfel