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Anybody else here like Ai Weiwei?

 
 
Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2017 02:39 pm
I've been following him off and on for some years, am defininely sympathetic to him. Anyone differ?
An article I read today about him is quite a good read - well, to me.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-became-an-enemy-of-the-state-2/A

It's a Sixty Minute take, as I take it.
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2017 02:54 pm
@ossobucotemp,
Funny, I tried to set that up so Ai Weiwei's name would show up first, as sometimes it seems the least interesting aspect at the start of a thread has often shown up first.

I know, I know, algorithms; I give up on trying to trick them.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 12:53 am
@ossobucotemp,
yes.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 06:19 am
@ossobucotemp,
I guess I'm closer to indifferent towards him. I'm not particularly fond of his work but at least I don't hate him like I do "Look at me! Look at me! Why aren't you looking at me" Marina Abramovic.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 10:16 am
@ossobucotemp,
I'm familiar with his work, some is intriguing, some just leaves me confused.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 05:48 pm
@Sturgis,
I'm not all gaga re his art. I read about it but by now I fairly forget, not then engaged.
I should look harder.

I'm interested in your takes, Sturgis.

I am, though, interested re his life.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2017 01:27 am
His art is secondary to his long term imprisonment, denial of medical treatment and eventual death for criticising the regime. He is not as well known in China as he is outside because of censorship.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2017 05:49 am
His latest site installation in the Park Avenue Armory, NYC is intriguing.
Ai Weiwei makes 'Hansel & Gretel' unsettling in a new way
https://i.imgur.com/N4fB8tb.jpg
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