ai weiwei: never sorry ai weiwei: never sorry
jan 07, 2011

ai weiwei: never sorry

ai weiwei on the met museum rooftop image courtesy of MUSE film and television

‘never sorry’ is the first feature length documentary on one of the most controversial and iconic chinese contemporary artists of our time, ai weiwei whose voice on human rights issues in china have resulted in his detainment, as well as the order to demolish his newly completed work studio in shanghai, among other events. directed by beijing-based journalist and filmmaker alison klayman, the film offers an intimate and scholarly portrait of the cultural figure, whose art and activism has made headlines not only in his native homeland of china, but around the globe.

ai weiwei’s latest work ‘sunflower seeds‘, fills the tate modern‘s turbine hall with millions of life-sized hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds. the installation is on view until may 2nd, 2011.

here is a little teaser of what to expect from ‘never sorry’:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry TEASER from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Vimeo.

Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai Studio from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Vimeo.

TateShots: Ai Weiwei in New York from Alison Klayman on Vimeo.

ai weiwei and ‘never sorry’ directoralison klayman in new york city image courtesy of MUSE film and television

produced by MUSE film and television, ‘ai weiwei: never sorry‘ is set to be released later this year. for more info and updates you can visit the film’s facebook page and twitter.

via slamxhype

  • ai weiwei’s idea of ‘political activism’ is similar to that of the singer m.i.a, that is to say, at best, confused

    limousine liberal says:
  • What’s your idea of “political activism”?
    He sure is having fun saying fuck you. And this allows others to see the power of his confrontation, as simple as it may appear to you.
    One of the things political activism involves is organizing The People, and nothing does this like art- it’s visceral, accessible, and immediate.
    The seeds he plants will one day bloom into the thousand flowers of… The People must choose. Capitalism, or true freedom?
    Plus, he is a fabulous artist.

    socialist butterfly says:
  • this is truly what China needs rather than art.

    John says:

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