Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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The mission of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit preeminent works of modern and contemporary art and to make them accessible to an increasingly diverse audience that includes both scholars and the general public. Through its exhibitions, loans to public institutions, educational initiatives, and publications the Foundation seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture from a b

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Petitioning Minister Mr. Cai Wu

Call for the Release of Ai Weiwei

On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound. Ai’s whereabouts remain unknown and due process under Chinese law has been denied him.   We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to its promise to nurture creativity and independent thought, the keys to “soft power” and cultural influence.  Our institutions have some of the largest online museum communities in the world. We have launched this online petition to our collective millions of Facebook fans and Twitter followers.  By using Ai Weiwei’s favored medium of “social sculpture,” we hope to hasten the release of our visionary friend.  Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Deputy Director and Chief Officer for Global Strategies, Solomon R. Guggenheim FoundationGlenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkSir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate and Chris Dercon, Director, Tate ModernKaywin Feldman, President, Association of Art Museum Directors and Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of ArtsYongwoo Lee, President, The Gwangju Biennale Foundation Michael Govan, Director, Los Angeles County Museum of ArtVishakha Desai, President and Melissa Chiu, Vice President of Global Arts, Asia Society Jim Cuno, President and Director, Art Institute of ChicagoJulián Zugazagoitia, Director, Nelson Atkins Museum , Kansas CityAnn Philbin, Director, Hammer Museum, University of California, Los AngelesOlga Viso, Director, Walker Art CenterAlfred Pacquement, Director, Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, ParisArnold Lehman, Director, Brooklyn Museum Jill Medvedow, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonJulia Peyton-Jones, Director and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, LondonPoul Erik Tøjner, Director, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, DenmarkNathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine ArtsNeal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtTony Ellwood, Director, and Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director, Queensland Art Gallery, AustraliaThomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art MuseumsAnn Goldstein, Director, Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamApinan Poshynanda, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation, Bangkok, ThailandCarolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA (13) and Bernd Leifeld, CEO, documentaManray Hsu, Founding Director, Taipei Contemporary Art CenterHolly Hotchner, Nanette L. Laitman Director, Museum of Arts and Design, New YorkJoel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New YorkChristy MacLear, Executive Director, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New YorkMarcelo Araújo, Executive Director, and Ivo Mesquita, Chief Curator, Pinacoteca de São Paulo 前言享誉国际的艺术家艾未未于四月三日于北京国际机场,在乘机前往香港时遭受扣押。他位于北京住所的文件及电脑也遭查封。艾未未至今仍下落不明,他的案件也未受到正当司法程序审理。 我们身为国际艺术组织的成员,在此表达对艾未未的人身自由之强烈忧虑。同时,我们对于中国政府未能实现其对于培植创造力及自由思考─这些作为”软实力”及文化影响力的根本要件之承诺,感到十分失望。 我们的机构拥有部份全世界最大的博物馆线上社群。我们已经在网上发起请愿活动,串联我們在Facebook(脸书)及Twitter(推特)上的百万追随者。我们期望藉由艾未未深信能够实现”社会雕塑”的媒体-网路,来达成对释放这位拥有美好远景的朋友之请求。Richard Armstrong  古根汉姆美术馆 馆长, Alexandra Munroe 古根汉姆美术馆 资深策展人Juan Ignacio Vidarte 古根汉姆美术馆 毕尔巴鄂分馆 馆长 古根汉姆基金会 副会长暨首席国际策略执行官 Glenn Lowry 纽约当代美术馆 馆长 Sir Nicholas Serota 泰德美术馆  馆长, Chris Dercon 泰德当代美术馆 馆长Kaywin Feldman 美国博物馆协会暨明尼阿波利斯美术馆 总裁Yongwoo Lee 光州双年展基金会 总裁  Michael Govan 洛杉矶美术馆 馆长Vishakha Desai 亚洲协会  总裁, Melissa Chiu 亚洲协会 全球艺术项目 副总裁Jim Cuno 芝加哥美术馆 馆长暨总裁Julián Zugazagoitia 纳尔逊·阿特金斯艺术博物馆 馆长Ann Philbin 加州大学洛杉矶分校 汉默美术馆 馆长Olga Viso 沃克艺术中心 执行 官Alfred Pacquement 国立现代艺术美术馆 / 巴黎工业设计中心 馆长Arnold Lehman 布鲁克林美术馆 馆长Jill Medvedow波士顿当代艺术美术馆 馆长Julia Peyton-Jones伦敦蛇形画廊 执行官Hans Ulrich Obrist 伦敦蛇形画廊 展览部联合总监暨国际展览项目总监Poul Erik Tøjner丹麦 路易斯安那现代美术馆 馆长Nathalie Bondil 蒙特利尔美术馆 馆长暨首席策展人Neal Benezra  旧金山当代美术馆 馆长Tony Ellwood 澳大利亚昆士兰美术馆 馆长, Suhanya Raffel 澳大利亚昆士兰美术馆 副馆长Thomas W. Lentz  哈佛大学美术馆 馆长Ann Goldstein 阿姆斯特丹市立博物馆  馆长Apinan Poshynanda泰国曼谷艺术文化中心Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 第13届卡赛尔文献展 艺术总监, Bernd Leifeld 卡赛尔文献展 首席执行官徐文瑞 台北当代艺术中心 创始总监Holly Hotchner 纽约艺术与设计博物馆 馆长Joel Wachs 纽约安迪沃霍尔视觉艺术基金会 总裁Christy MacLear 纽约罗伯特劳森伯格基金会执行理事Marcelo Araújo, 圣保罗州立美术馆  执行理事, Ivo Mesquita, 圣保罗州立美术馆 首席策展人

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