Ai Weiwei, *1957

Ai Weiwei, Photo Text Portrait: 28 August 1957. Textportrait Ai Weiwei by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, April 18. Biography Text (April 18, 2011 by Wikipedia.org). Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.[1][2] Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuronas the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.[3] In addition to showing his art he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups. He was particularly focused at exposing an alleged corruption scandal in the construction of Sichuan schools that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Continue reading

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