Ai Weiwei (Pekín, 1957)

Talking about the artistic plane actually in China is talk of a strong personality and a powerful vanguard of international relevance. Speaking specifically of Ai Weiwei is the most influential Chinese name creator of recent decades; an eclectic artist whose work deals with sculpture and painting, but also mixed media, installation, photography, film, music and architecture, with a knowledge of his person and production within the conceptual art of extensive media coverage globally.

Ai Weiwei (Pekín, 1957)

Ai Weiwei has investigated government corruption in their country of origin and political cover-ups, in particular the case of the collapse of schools in Sichuan after the earthquake of 2008. Following this complaint, was charged with "economic crimes", persecuted and arrested.

Ai Weiwei has used the hostilities which has suffered from the Chinese government for the dissemination of his work and his message, causing an even greater interest if it fits for all its artistic manifestations. Millions of followers through social networks support their committed art, which promotes human rights and freedom of expression around the world.

Ai Weiwei's art studies and takes symbolic elements of Chinese culture, modifying and breaking materials and traditional schemes, which merges with features of Western consumerist world. With this idea aims to capture the emotions of the viewer, using contradictory elements and securing an eclectic and varied discourse, conceptual adapted to each situation, interspersing the values and emotions of ancient culture with the most controversial of contemporary culture.

“Rulers can delay that freedom, but they cannot stop it.”
Ai Weiwei


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