Ai Weiwei hits out during Lego ban

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Ai Weiwei: ‘Lego will tell us what to do, or not to do. That is awesome!’

Artist Ai Weiwei has indicted Lego of “censorship and discrimination” after a association refused to let him to use a bricks in a new exhibition.

Lego refused a bulk sequence for bricks that were to be used in a new design about domestic dissidents as partial of an muster in Melbourne, Australia.

Toymaker Lego pronounced it never sole directly to anyone wanting to use a product to make a domestic statement.

The artist has given been deluged with offers of Lego from supporters.

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The artist combined Lego portraits of important dissidents final year

Ai used Lego final year to emanate portraits of 175 anarchist total who had been jailed or exiled, from Nelson Mandela to Edward Snowden, on a site of a former Alcatraz jail nearby San Francisco.

He designed a identical work for a National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, though a bulk sequence placed by a museum was deserted by a Danish company.

The Chinese artist pronounced a association told a museum a bricks could not be used for artworks containing “any political, religious, racist, pornographic or shaming statements”.

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