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Meditation On The Stars

by Don J. Cohn

Ai Weiwei
Wang Keping
Huang Rui

Beijing, 1979. Task: organize a downtown outdoor exhibition of over 100 works of art by more than 20 artists . . . without telephones (wired or mobile), faxes, internet, taxis or buses that operate after 8 pm. And without official permission. But with bicycles at bicycle speed.

The Stars group of painters, sculptors and poets who accomplished this task and went on to make history, had their start in post-Mao China 26 years ago.


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