Art as Catalyst in the Politicization of Ai Weiwei

Hu, Jielin

Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists, has occupied headline position in the media since his 81-day detention in the summer of 2011 by the Chinese government. The Western media focuses on his outspoken attitude about socio-political problems in China and frequently refers to him as _��an activist_�� or _��a dissident_��. It seems that the ... read more

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