“Ai Weiwei: According to What?” doesn’t open at the Brooklyn Museum until next Friday,the 18th, but tonight, the PEN American Center, along with the Brooklyn Public Library and Friends of Ai Weiwei, have organized a protest of Beijing’s efforts to silence Weiwei and other Chinese writers and artists, which takes place tonight from 7–8:30 p.m. outside the Brooklyn Public Library. To show our support, we’ve combed social media to find images of solidarity from art stars, organizations, and everyday people.
Weiwei supporters in Beijing bare it all.
Weiwei’s ubiquitous finger, now available to flick off the rain.
Damien Hirst with his copy of “Weiwei-isms”.
Philip Tinari spotted this uncanny lookalike in Shanghai.
It’s no surprise that art collective Pussy Riot are supporters.
Ai Weiwei fan art.
#FlowersforFreedom (or #WithFlowers) has become a popular image of solidarity.
The PEN American Foundation is organizing tonight’s protest along with the Brooklyn Public Library.
Molly Ringwald shows her support #WithFlowers.
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Shepard Fairey created this tribute, which has been used to promote the rally.