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Ai Weiwei on creating political art in the Trump era: ‘Be part of the change’

Chinese artist and provocateur Ai Weiwei relishes the symbolism of displaying his portraits of political dissidents and activists in Washington at a time when human rights and liberties are eroding around the world.

It’s not a subtle gesture, but that suits Ai. After all, he’s celebrated for a series of photographs in which he gives the finger to major national monuments, including the White House and Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. read more

2018-10-29T11:04:46+00:00