Time: 25th May, 2014
Location: UCCA cafeteria
Recording method: Video
Participants:  Philip Tinari Director of UCCA  Ai Weiwei (part one)
A: So I’m sorry I didn’t even know you were here. I’m sorry I came because it’s so many things happened, in one month my name has been taken down twice, in two museums. I have to say something about it.
P: I totally understand but I need to explain to you some of the reasons.
A: What is that?
P: Do I need to do it? do I need to be so (?)
A: Yes, of course, why not, I mean everything should be open. This is a principle. You know, you don’t have to have me. I don’t need to have an exhibition. I don’t like these dirty deals, under the table, everybody understands.
P: Ok. It was not, Your name was all over, it was all over the exhibition, it was the stupid press release,
A: Come on I don’t want my name to be all over the exhibition. The press release is the public announcement. The most important, you know? 
P: (it’s not the?) most important, you know, I think the show is the most important. 
A: You don’t think a public release is important? As a curator? You know all the press gets the same information. All the public gets the same information. I don’t want you to show me under the table. 
P: It’s not under the table the name is right there next to it.
A: So you think it’s justified?
P: I think my boss made a decision that she had to make because she was being threatened and it wasn’t my – 
A: She called me and said that you and her discussed and agreed to take my name down.
P: Your name was not taken down from the show, it  was one time on the press release  on the opening day, it was on the website to begin with, the day of, it’s … and then… it was in the afflux … and no one else’s name was that just went out the other day. I think, I think the problem is…
(to be continue)
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  • aiwwTime: 25th May, 2014
    Location: UCCA cafeteria
    Recording method: Video
    Participants: Philip Tinari Director of UCCA Ai Weiwei (part one)
    A: So I’m sorry I didn’t even know you were here. I’m sorry I came because it’s so many things happened, in one month my name has been taken down twice, in two museums. I have to say something about it.
    P: I totally understand but I need to explain to you some of the reasons.
    A: What is that?
    P: Do I need to do it? do I need to be so (?)
    A: Yes, of course, why not, I mean everything should be open. This is a principle. You know, you don’t have to have me. I don’t need to have an exhibition. I don’t like these dirty deals, under the table, everybody understands.
    P: Ok. It was not, Your name was all over, it was all over the exhibition, it was the stupid press release,
    A: Come on I don’t want my name to be all over the exhibition. The press release is the public announcement. The most important, you know?
    P: (it’s not the?) most important, you know, I think the show is the most important.
    A: You don’t think a public release is important? As a curator? You know all the press gets the same information. All the public gets the same information. I don’t want you to show me under the table.
    P: It’s not under the table the name is right there next to it.
    A: So you think it’s justified?
    P: I think my boss made a decision that she had to make because she was being threatened and it wasn’t my –
    A: She called me and said that you and her discussed and agreed to take my name down.
    P: Your name was not taken down from the show, it was one time on the press release on the opening day, it was on the website to begin with, the day of, it’s … and then… it was in the afflux … and no one else’s name was that just went out the other day. I think, I think the problem is…
    (to be continue)

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