Ai Weiwei at the RA: Everything is art. Everything is politics


December 3, 2015 by petrujviljoen

A very thoughtful and comprehensive essay on Ai Wei Wei.

That's How The Light Gets In

Ai Weiwei’s work is not unusual in drawing upon the artist’s own life experience for inspiration, but there is none of the solipsism of Tracey Emin’s Bed in his art. Ai Weiwei’s installations, sculptures and videos – which I saw last week in his powerful, moving and deeply serious exhibition currently at the Royal Academy – affirm his  unwavering commitment to human rights and freedom of expression.

Everything is art. Everything is politics.

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One thought on “Ai Weiwei at the RA: Everything is art. Everything is politics

  1. Can Ai Wei Wei be an anti-establishment dissident over there and a pro-establishment darling over here? Yes, as its all politics. But is he a just politicized variant of Jeff “Everything is art. Everything is money” Koons? I hope not, on the contrary I see Daumier and Disney in his work as well as Duchamp … all good. thanks for the the link.

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