Saturday, March 09, 2013

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it.


The latest documentary in this year's list was Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a film that explores the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, his work, his message and his impact on Chinese culture. The story is inspirational, his courage is contagious and if you are interested in art of any kind, liberty or the impact of technology on free speech and political and cultural change, this is a movie that you will enjoy without a doubt.


To top it off, following the movie, I made a point to visit some of this work that is currently on display in Washington DC during my last trip up there. Unfortunately, I missed his traveling exhibit by about 1 day...but the pieces I got to see were pretty awesome so I have nothing to really complain about. A couple photos below.

Me and the dragon, one of 12 zodiac heads in his piece Circle of Animals.




His list of names, all of the children who died in poorly constructed schools as a result of the massive 2008 earthquake that hit Sichuan, China. 

 

1 comment:

Mark D said...

Great film. Made me appreciate the concept of "liberty" a bit more.
Would love to spend some time in his sunflower instillation.