Ai Weiwei

Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Ai Weiwei

JOY REVIEW

AI WEIWEI; NEVER SORRY This is a movie about someone I knew nothing about, even though apparently he was named one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. He’s an artist in China who basically does some art as a political statement, including getting a list of all the children who were killed in the earthquake in China when the government refused to do anything about it. He is clearly a thorn in China’s side. What happens at the beginning is that you’re not really sure what’s going on here and his art work sort of leaves a little bit to be desired. The sense is that this is really more a political statement than an artistic statement, but hang in there, because this is a really fascinating documentary of the intersection of art and politics and I really found it enthralling. Four and a half stars.

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