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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” Tanka

In Memory of the Victims of Tiananmen Massacre 
(Beijing, June 4th, 1989)

in the cold air
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry poster
hangs unmoving
maple trees overshadow
the Chinese Consulate

Note: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a 2012 documentary film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwe, who dioramas were smuggled out of China to Venice, where they are publicly exhibited in a church being used as an art gallery, in parallel with the 2013 Venice Biennale, though not officially part of it.