Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | Knowledge.ca
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Active in sculpture, photography, film and architecture, his daring art pushes boundaries as well as political hot buttons, while his search for social justice puts him in conflict with the Chinese government. As a result, authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait tells the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

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F is for Freedom

Ai Weiwei lives under heavy surveillance, restricted from leaving China by governing authorities. And yet we find powerful traces of the Chinese artist and activist right here in Vancouver – in the form of three-legged stools and rusty iron grass. For an artist without a passport, he gets around.

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