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Anish Kapoor may drop out of Yinchuan Biennale over exclusion of Weiwei

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As the inaugural edition of Chinas Yinchuan Biennale approaches its September 9 opening, the exhibition may find itself one artist down. Anish Kapoor is considering withdrawing his work from the fledgling biennial in protest of the exclusion of Ai Weiwei.

In August, the Chinese dissident artist claimed that his work would not be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan for political reasons.

Related: Ai Weiwei Says He Was Removed From Biennale for Political Reasons

Since theyve excluded Weiwei, I think its problematic, Kapoor told journalists at a lunch at Seouls Kukje Gallery, where his current exhibition, Gathering Clouds, is on view until October 30. To be honest, Im wondering if Im going to take part.

I think we need stand against [censorship], he added. So even though the works on the way, Im not sure well open.

The biennial was originally slated to feature 73 artists, including Dana Awartani, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Santiago Sierra, and Song Dong.


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