Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pablo 01 Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist currently living and working out of his studio in Beijing. Weiwei partakes in various mediums including sculpture, photography, film, instillation, and architecture.  Curious enough Weiwei involvement in social media interactions with his followers has been interpreted as one of his art form. 

As can be seen with some of the photos provided Weiwei doesn’t just use his social media networks as a means to connect with others, but also to share his voice. As a public figure of sort, Ai Weiwei has developed a large following and has used his fame and works to push for change.  His photographs depict him in unfortunate situations including himself as a victim of police brutality. Through twitter and his photos he is able to encourage people to stand up for themselves with his example versus its traditional use.

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