Ai Weiwei’s Wife Finally Allowed Visit, While the Artist’s Dealers Weigh Art HK Participation (ARTINFO)

ARTINFO – Could the international uproar about the case of detained artist Ai Weiwei be bearing some fruit, however small? After long weeks in which the Chinese government refused to say anything substantial about his whereabouts — leading his supporters to fear the worst in the face of unconfirmed reports of torture — authorities finally allowed his wife a brief, inconclusive visit this Sunday, allaying the worst fears but also leaving many questions unanswered. Meanwhile, diplomats and people in the art community alike continue to struggle with how to respond to the issues raised by his arrest, and the continued crackdown in China in general. Below, ARTINFO rounds up the latest developments. 

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