Missing artist Ai Weiwei on art and social change

0 Posted by - April 5, 2011 - Blog, Editorial, Installations, Performance, Policy, Public art, Visual art

A few weeks before artist Ai Weiwei disappeared into police custody in Beijing (see link below), he was scheduled to present at a TED Talks Conference. He couldn’t make it, but he had a video statement delivered to TED Talks where it was presented with a slide show of some of his art work. In the presentation, he talked about his treatment by the Chinese government, the power of art to make social change and his need to speak out against injustice. Here it is.

Despite a growing number of countries including the US, Britain and Germany calling for Weiwei’s release, there is still no word on Weiwei’s whereabouts or well-being.

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