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Ai Weiwei

Data de nascimento: 28. Agosto 1957

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Ai Weiwei é um artista chinês, designer arquitetônico, artista plástico, pintor, comentarista e ativista social.

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„But every penny they borrowed or made from China has really come as a result of how this nation sacrificed everybody’s rights. With globalization and the Internet, we all know it.“

—  Ai Weiwei
Context: Today, the West feels very shy about human rights and the political situation. They’re in need of money. But every penny they borrowed or made from China has really come as a result of how this nation sacrificed everybody’s rights. With globalization and the Internet, we all know it. Don’t pretend you don’t know it. The Western politicians—shame on them if they say they’re not responsible for this. It’s getting worse, and it will keep getting worse. interview in Newsweek, 21 November 2011.

„They have to have an enemy. They have to create you as their enemy in order for them to continue their existence. It’s very ironic.“

—  Ai Weiwei
“ Ai Weiwei Talks Revolution, Shanghai Studio in New Time Out: HK. http://shanghaiist.com/2011/03/14/ai_weiwei_talks_revolution_shanghai.php” Time Out: Hong Kong, March 14, 2011.

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„Measuring national prestige by gold medals is like using Viagra to judge the potency of a man.“

—  Ai Weiwei
“ Gold Is Not the Real Measure of a Nation http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/25/olympics2008.china,” Guardian, August 25, 2008.

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„I am very much interested in the so-called useless object. I mean, it takes perfect craftsmanship, beautiful material carefully measured and crafted, but at the same time it’s really useless.“

—  Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei, interview in “ Change http://www.pbs.org/art21/watch-now/episode-change,” Episode 1, Season Six, Art: 21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, PBS, April 2012.

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