Time: 23rd May, 2014 19:00
Location: Indigo, Jiuxianqiao, Beijing
Recording method: Mobile phone call
Participants:  Xue Mei CEO of UCCA  Ai Weiwei
(part two)
X: The thing is, this is only the case for this press release, your name was all over the press release we sent out previously, but due to the opening and the sensitive issues involved,  we had no choice but to take your name down during the opening, we fully intend on putting it back on in a couple of days. You will find, however, that your name is in the English version of the press release.
A: I have read it and my name is not on there.
X: It is, It is, I will send it over.
A: I have both the Chinese and English versions of the press release, my name is not on either of them.
X: Mr. Ai may I please send this version over to you?
A: I am not asking for you to send it over. The versions I have on hand are copies of the press release you sent to everybody. It is too late for you to send me anything now.
X: We have a Wechat account and we distributed it via Wechat.
A: That is exactly how I got a copy, I didn’t see my name which took me by surprise.
X: Mr. Ai your name was on there three days ago.
A: Which is to say, you then sent out a different version without mentioning my name?
X: Um… do you think it would be possible for us to have this conversation face to face instead of over the phone? I have been swamped with crowds of people these few days, I haven’t even had a good night’s sleep.
A: You came to me with an explanation for all that has happened, I didn’t come to you asking why, I fully understand where the UCCA stands, but if you are going to give me an explanation, do it properly, do not leave me more confused than ever.
X: Yes, Yes, Yes, which is why I need to meet with you.
(to be continue)
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  • aiwwTime: 23rd May, 2014 19:00
    Location: Indigo, Jiuxianqiao, Beijing
    Recording method: Mobile phone call
    Participants: Xue Mei CEO of UCCA Ai Weiwei
    (part two)
    X: The thing is, this is only the case for this press release, your name was all over the press release we sent out previously, but due to the opening and the sensitive issues involved, we had no choice but to take your name down during the opening, we fully intend on putting it back on in a couple of days. You will find, however, that your name is in the English version of the press release.
    A: I have read it and my name is not on there.
    X: It is, It is, I will send it over.
    A: I have both the Chinese and English versions of the press release, my name is not on either of them.
    X: Mr. Ai may I please send this version over to you?
    A: I am not asking for you to send it over. The versions I have on hand are copies of the press release you sent to everybody. It is too late for you to send me anything now.
    X: We have a Wechat account and we distributed it via Wechat.
    A: That is exactly how I got a copy, I didn’t see my name which took me by surprise.
    X: Mr. Ai your name was on there three days ago.
    A: Which is to say, you then sent out a different version without mentioning my name?
    X: Um… do you think it would be possible for us to have this conversation face to face instead of over the phone? I have been swamped with crowds of people these few days, I haven’t even had a good night’s sleep.
    A: You came to me with an explanation for all that has happened, I didn’t come to you asking why, I fully understand where the UCCA stands, but if you are going to give me an explanation, do it properly, do not leave me more confused than ever.
    X: Yes, Yes, Yes, which is why I need to meet with you.
    (to be continue)

  • pam_arqHow does it ends???
  • dorado_linaAnd then? What happened? In my opinion, Ai your name IS THE name
  • demirelsonerKısa kes lan!
  • lapetitemortgage#ego
  • alexleese@rk0202 @samniverse
  • dgatterdamThis is the UCCA twitter account- @UCCA798 Maybe people can leave them a message on how they feel about this.
  • whoiscatmcqueen#neversorry
  • minniedingle@dgatterdam great idea!
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