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Ai Weiwei

Read through the most famous quotes from Ai Weiwei

Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.

— Ai Weiwei

#freedom-of-speech #freedom

Because Great Britain has self-confidence, it doesn't need a monumental Olympics.

— Ai Weiwei

#britain #great #great britain #monumental #need

Because of the economic crisis, China and the United States are bound together. This is a totally new phenomenon, and nobody will fight for ideology anymore. It's all about business.

— Ai Weiwei

#anymore #because #bound #business #china

Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.

— Ai Weiwei

#china #design #everyone #human #human nature

For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.

— Ai Weiwei

#express #heart #i #i can #long

I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens,' forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life.

— Ai Weiwei

#asking #call #chance #citizens #forever

I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.

— Ai Weiwei

#china #constructed #event #experience #failed

I don't think it's worth discussing new directions in the context of Chinese art - there were no old directions, either. Chinese art has never had any clear orientation.

— Ai Weiwei

#art #chinese #clear #context #directions

I'm always followed by two or three cars and have police around. Even walking in the park, you see them taking photos behind the bushes and trying to videotape everything.

— Ai Weiwei

#around #behind #bushes #cars #even

A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.

— Ai Weiwei

#music #nation #tragedy

About Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei Quotes

Did you know about Ai Weiwei?

This is a quote from a mother whose child died in the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. On 20 June hundreds of Ai's supporters gathered outside the Chaoyang District Court in Beijing despite a small army of police officers some of whom videotaped the crowd and led several people away. On 3 November 2010 Ai said the government had informed him two months earlier that the newly completed studio would be knocked down because it was illegal.

For documentary film about the artist see Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist active in sculpture installation architecture curating photography film and social political and cultural criticism. As a political activist he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. We feel that a selection that is based purely on a political bias and perspective has violated the objectives of the magazine".

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