Ai Weiwei (Peking, August 28, 1957) is a Chinese conceptual artist, political activist and philosopher. He is versatile and also active in other art forms, such as architecture, photography and film.
Ai uses traditional Chinese culture with his personal visual language. He is well known for his criticism of the social and cultural changes in his country. In critiquing the human rights situation, economic exploitation and environmental pollution, he makes intensive use of the internet to communicate.
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