Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Finally Receives His Passport
on 23 July 2015
After four years of being essentially locked inside his home country, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has finally been given back his passport. Ai was first detained in 2011 while attempting to travel to Hong Kong and was subsequently charged with tax evasion—an accusation he attributes to his social and political activism against China. Since then, he’s been organizing his acclaimed international exhibitions from home. Now—with passport in hand—Ai plans to travel to Berlin to visit his six-year-old son.