Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ai Weiwei - 'Shame on Me',1518,799302,00.html

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei speaks about the changes in his life since the end of his detention in June and shows himself moved and surprised by a new culture of protest in his country.


Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) for the 2008 Olympics. As political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called "tofu-skin schools" in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Such an awesome interview by Der Spiegel.

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