Only two years after leaving Berlin—and his issues with Germany—behind to move to the U.K., Ai Weiwei has told Artnet News that he was “shocked” to discover that a company that was supposed to be caring for and selling his old Berlin apartment instead allegedly used the space without his approval.

The Chinese artist claims

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The school was at the top of a hill and picturesque, but its garden had acrid, lifeless soil and sporadic sunlight. I lived two blocks away, and what began as infrequent visits to help water slowly turned into weeding and planting and composting and pulling and plucking, until finally, I became a guardian to this