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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei

Artist and political activist, Ai Weiwei was born in 1957 in Beijing. He has become China's most famous living artist not only for his internationally acclaimed work, but for his troubles with his native country. He has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese government and was held for 81 days without any official charges in 2011 after investigating the cover-ups and corruption. Largely an installation artist, Weiwei creates thought provoking and community lead projects such as the Sunflower Seeds installation at the Tate Modern, 2010, which consisted of millions of individually handcrafted porcelain sunflower seeds.    

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