Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

is a Chinese artist and activist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.
I always thought that in modern history Chinese people are like a dish of sand, never really close together. But I think a dish of sand is a good metaphor because we have the Internet. We don't have to be physically united. You can be an individual and have your own set of values but join others in certain struggles. There is nothing more powerful than that.More Ai Weiwei quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For artists and intellectuals today, what is most needed is to be clear about social responsibility, because that is what most people automatically give up. Just to protect yourself as an individual is very political. You don't have to march on Tiananmen, but you do have to be clear-minded, to find your own means of expression.More Ai Weiwei quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don't think they believe that. It's just an argument that's made when you can't confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.More Ai Weiwei quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I'm just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I'm thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me.More Ai Weiwei quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mass production is nothing new. Weren't cathedrals built through mass production? The pyramids?... Paintings can be painted with the left hand, the right hand, someone else's hand, or many people's hands. The scale of production is irrelevant to its content.More Ai Weiwei quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Leo Tolstoy In spite the mountains of books written about art, no precise definition of art has been constructed. And the reason for this is that the conception of art has been based on the conception of beauty. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Aneurin Bevan I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


James Baldwin There is something terribly radical about believing that one's own experience and images are important enough to speak about, much less to write about and to perform [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Mahatma Gandhi One of the objects of a newspaper is to understand popular feeling and to give expression to it; another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments; and the third is fearlessly to expose popular defects. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Azzedine Alaia The present fashion system is too hard - there are too many collections. The designers have no time to think! Money is too important. Schedules are too crazy. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More