AI WEI WEI: CHINESE ARTIST AT LARGE
Meet Ai Wei Wei, Chinese artist at large. The contemporary sculptor, architect and designer is currently at the forefront of cultural controversy with the Chinese government. You see, Wei Wei, no stranger to the art world, is also an advocate against government corruption. Equipped with his very own Twitter account and rebellious art, he has become the target of a country-wide crackdown on artists, lawyers and intellectuals alike. Sources report that his Beijing studio was actually ravaged by authorities in a recent tirade. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of the artist who's no stranger to the US and has even created work for New York City's Central Park!
[via Global Grind]