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09.30.2013 | | Posted at 09:44 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei could have enjoyed a comfortable career in his homeland, especially after his contribution to Beijing’s emblematic “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium. But he bit his master’s hand, posting blog comments harshly critical of Olympic organizers for driving homeless migrants from the city and painting a happy face over social problems. And i...
11.24.2012 | | Posted at 08:45 AM

Chinese Activist Ai Weiwei Speaks Out in Documentary

By David Luhrssen
  Alison Klayman’s documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry opens with scenes of cats playing inside Ai’s studio with a comment from the Chinese artist: only one of his 40 cats has learned to open doors while others simply watch. Sure enough, one of his cats nudges doorknobs and escapes to the courtyard. Ai wants to be like that cat in a society where many doors remain shut. Ai co...