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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Documentary Trailer

I've blogged about the famous Chinese artist Weiwei before. Now, a new documentary about his work is coming out. The trailer looks pretty compelling. As an antique lover, I cringed when he dropped the 2000-year old Han Dynasty vase :( But this is what Weiwei does: questions authority, defaces classical objects, and combines old world artifacts with symbols of the modern, consumerist age.

From Youtube:

Plot Summary: Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the revealing inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.


1 comment:

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

An amazing artist and a great advocate of freedom.

Thanks for sharing

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