Ai Weiwei Found Listening Devices in Apartment, Art Loan Database Launches, and More

Your am art news for October 6.

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, member of the jury, is pictured on a screen as he announces from China the winners of the 18th edition of the Hivos Tiger Awards in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, on February 1, 2013. (Courtesy Getty Images)
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei says he found listening devices in his Beijing apartment and studio. Upon his return from London, where he had a solo show at the Royal Academy of Arts, he discovered the surveillance equipment, which he said had to be a “professional job.”

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Ai Weiwei Found Listening Devices in Apartment, Art Loan Database Launches, and More