Tag: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei and the Superficial Politics of Victimhood

12 Feb 2016

The image of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei lying prostrate on a stony beach in Greece, recreating the now iconic photo of drowned Syrian infant Alan Kurdi, has predictably gone viral and generated fierce argument about the role of art and politics. The problem with an image of this sort is that its meaning is endlessly debatable.

Ai Weiwei

The Chinese Art of Silencing Dissent