Conversation: Ai Weiwei’s artistry

Ai Weiwei’s art is almost always based in cultural references, and he intentionally selects iconic objects with great cultural and symbolic value for the Chinese. In his work he combines the roles of artist, blogger and political acitvist.

As an introduction to Ai Weiwei’s artistry, Tessa Praun, curator at Magasin 3 for the Ai Weiwei exhibition, and Ulrich Wilmes, chief curator at Haus der Kunst, Munich, discuss works presented in the exhibition So Sorry at Haus der Kunst in 2009 and examin his visual expression, methodology and motivation.

The conversation took place at Bio Rio in Stockholm, February 21, 2012.

In English.