Police temporarily closed China's largest avant-garde art exhibit ever because organizers allowed performance art - which culminated in the firing of two BBs into a sculpture, an organizer said Monday.
Fei Dawei said the show would most likely reopen on Friday after the end of the Spring Festival, China's four-day long lunar New Year holiday.He said he did not believe the order was a sign of a new crackdown on art.
"They are just punishing us for the trouble we caused," he said. "I think the political element here is very small."
Fei said a woman wanted in connection with Sunday's shooting incident had been detained by police later that day.
The woman, Xiao Lu, an artist from Hangzhou, was initially believed to have shot her own work of art, a phone booth, located on the first floor of the China Art Gallery.