Some of the art in Ai Weiwei's studio in Beijing is packed and awaiting removal as demolition work on the building continues. Photo: Elaine Yau

Some Ai Weiwei art will be lost to wrecking ball, artist’s assistant says as demolition work on his Beijing studio continues

Exiled artist’s staff say they won’t have time to pack up and move all the works stored at his studio in a former factory on the outskirts of Beijing, where pending demolition work began without warning late last week

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Some of the art in Ai Weiwei's studio in Beijing is packed and awaiting removal as demolition work on the building continues. Photo: Elaine Yau
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.