Feb 24, 2020
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is arguably the most vehemently anti-authoritarian living artist. In his work across media, Ai tackles the tropes of history, surveillance, abuse of power, and what it means to test the limits of freedom. Regarding this last theme, the artist’s work and life have overlapped. Ai, critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights, has proactively investigated governmental corruption and cover-ups in his work, getting arrested for 81 days in the process. Join our hosts as they explore the work, the provocations and the activism.