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Kunsthalle Bern«Nur wer schläft, darf unpolitisch sein». Der chinesische Künstler und Politik-Aktivist Ai Weiwei nahm gestern an der UZH den Frank-. Der chinesische Künstler Ai Weiwei zeigt in seinem neuen Dokumentarfilm "Coronation", wie ein autoritärer Staat der Corona-Pandemie. Ai Weiwei hat einen dystopischen Film über den Corona-Ausbruch in Wuhan veröffentlicht. Anders als sonst mischt sich der Künstler nicht in die Bilder der.
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Here the contradictions of this now famous artist who has been accepted by the establishment can be seen. Read on Socialist Worker. Ai Weiwei is the most important artist working in the most interesting country in the world right now.
If he is finding it a burden, he hides it well. Notwithstanding a troubling spell in captivity last year, Ai refuses to be silenced. It is partly a matter of historical determinism: the world needs a prominent Chinese dissident around which to frame its reservations over that country's remarkable rise to power.
For obvious reasons, that figure is unlikely to come from the worlds of business or politics. But Ai's resistance is also a matter of simple courage.
Read on Financial Times. Publishing a book of quotations is, of course, a political act in itself. Weiwei-isms comes in a pocket-sized form with a simple black cover.
It is deliberately the antithesis to the single most famous contemporary work to emerge from China: Mao Zedong's Little Red Book. Its very existence points a middle finger at the Party which has frequently tried to silence the artist.
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On 15 December , a citizens' investigation began with the goal of seeking an explanation for the casualties of the Sichuan earthquake that happened on 12 May The investigation covered 14 counties and 74 townships within the disaster zone, and studied the conditions of schools that were affected by the earthquake.
By gathering and confirming comprehensive details about the students, such as their age, region, school, and grade, the group managed to affirm that there were 5, students who perished in the disaster.
Among a hundred volunteers, 38 of them participated in fieldwork, with 25 of them being controlled by the Sichuan police for a total of 45 times.
This documentary is a structural element of the citizens' investigation. At on 12 May , an 8. Over 5, students in primary and secondary schools perished in the earthquake, yet their names went unannounced.
In reaction to the government's lack of transparency, a citizen's investigation was initiated to find out their names and details about their schools and families.
As of 2 September , there were 4, confirmed. This video is a tribute to these perished students and a memorial for innocent lives lost.
This video documents the story of Chinese citizen Feng Zhenghu and his struggles to return home. The Shanghai authorities rejected Feng Zhenghu, originated from Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China, from returning to the country for a total of eight times in On 4 November , Feng Zhenghu attempted to return home for the ninth time but the police from Shanghai used violence and kidnapped him to board a flight to Japan.
Feng refused to enter Japan and decided to live in the Immigration Hall at Terminal 1 of the Narita Airport in Tokyo, as an act of protest. He relied on food gifts from tourists for sustenance and lived at a passageway in the Narita Airport for 92 days.
He posted updates over Twitter, they attracted much concern and led to wide media coverage from Chinese netizens and international communities.
On 31 January, Feng announced an end to his protest at the Narita Airport. On 12 February, Feng was allowed entry to China, where he reunited with his family at home in Shanghai.
Ai Weiwei and his assistant Gao Yuan, went from Beijing to interview Feng Zhenghu three times at the Narita Airport of Japan on 16 November 20 November and 31 January , and documented his life at the airport passageway and the entire process of his return to China.
Tan Zuoren was charged with "inciting subversion of state power". Chengdu police detained witnessed during the trial of the civil rights advocate, which is an obstruction of justice and violence.
Tan Zuoren was charged as a result of his research and questioning regarding the 5. Tan Zuoren was sentenced to five years of prison.
In June , Yang Jia carried a knife, a hammer, a gas mask, pepper spray, gloves and Molotov cocktails to the Zhabei Public Security Branch Bureau and killed six police officers, injuring another police officer and a guard.
He was arrested on the scene, and was subsequently charged with intentional homicide. In the following six months, while Yang Jia was detained and trials were held, his mother has mysteriously disappeared.
This video is a documentary that traces the reasons and motivations behind the tragedy and investigates into a trial process filled with shady cover-ups and questionable decisions.
The film provides a glimpse into the realities of a government-controlled judicial system and its impact on the citizens' lives. On separate occasions, they were kidnapped, beaten and thrown into remote locations.
The incidents attracted much concern over the Internet, as well as wide speculation and theories about what exactly happened.
This documentary presents interviews of the two victims, witnesses and concerned netizens. In which it gathers various perspectives about the two beatings, and brings us closer to the brutal reality of China's "crackdown on crime".
On 24 April at , Ai Weiwei aiww started a Twitter campaign to commemorate students who perished in the earthquake in Sichuan on 12 May Remembrance is an audio work dedicated to the young people who lost their lives in the Sichuan earthquake.
It expresses thoughts for the passing of innocent lives and indignation for the cover-ups on truths about sub-standard architecture, which led to the large number of schools that collapsed during the earthquake.
The shooting and editing of this video lasted nearly seven months at the Ai Weiwei studio. It began near the end of in an interception organized by cat-saving volunteers in Tianjin, and the film locations included Tianjin, Shanghai, Rugao of Jiangsu, Chaoshan of Guangzhou, and Hebei Province.
The documentary depicts a complete picture of a chain in the cat-trading industry. Since the end of when the government began soliciting expert opinion for the Animal Protection Act, the focus of public debate has always been on whether one should be eating cats or not, or whether cat-eating is a Chinese tradition or not.
There are even people who would go as far as to say that the call to stop eating cat meat is "imposing the will of the minority on the majority".
Yet the "majority" does not understand the complete truth of cat-meat trading chains: cat theft, cat trafficking, killing cats, selling cats, and eating cats, all the various stages of the trade and how they are distributed across the country, in cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Rugao, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Hebei.
This well-organized, smooth-running industry chain of cat abuse, cat killing and skinning has already existed among ordinary Chinese folks for 20 years, or perhaps even longer.
The degree of civilization of a country can be seen from its attitude towards animals. One hundred architects from 27 countries were chosen to participate and design a square meter villa to be built in a new community in Inner Mongolia.
The villas would be designed to fit a master plan designed by Ai Weiwei. On 25 January , the architects gathered in Ordos for a first site visit.
The film Ordos documents the total of three site visits to Ordos, during which time the master plan and design of each villa was completed.
As of , the Ordos project remains unrealized. So Sorry shows the investigation led by Ai Weiwei studio to identify the students who died during the Sichuan earthquake as a result of corruption and poor building constructions leading to the confrontation between Ai Weiwei and the Chengdu police.
After being beaten by the police, Ai Weiwei traveled to Munich, Germany to prepare his exhibition at the museum Haus der Kunst.
The result of his beating led to intense headaches caused by a brain hemorrhage and was treated by emergency surgery.
These events mark the beginning of Ai Weiwei's struggle and surveillance at the hands of the state police.
This documentary investigates the death of popular Zhaiqiao village leader Qian Yunhui in the fishing village of Yueqing, Zhejiang province.
When the local government confiscated marshlands in order to convert them into construction land, the villagers were deprived of the opportunity to cultivate these lands and be fully self-subsistent.
Qian Yunhui, unafraid of speaking up for his villagers, travelled to Beijing several times to report this injustice to the central government.
In order to silence him, he was detained by local government repeatedly. On 25 December , Qian Yunhui was hit by a truck and died on the scene.
News of the incident and photos of the scene quickly spread over the internet. The local government claimed that Qian Yunhui was the victim of an ordinary traffic accident.
This film is an investigation conducted by Ai Weiwei studio into the circumstances of the incident and its connection to the land dispute case, mainly based on interviews of family members, villagers and officials.
It is an attempt by Ai Weiwei to establish the facts and find out what really happened on 25 December During shooting and production, Ai Weiwei studio experienced significant obstruction and resistance from local government.
The film crew was followed, sometimes physically stopped from shooting certain scenes and there were even attempts to buy off footage. All villagers interviewed for the purposes of this documentary have been interrogated or illegally detained by local government to some extent.
Early in , the district government of Jiading, Shanghai invited Ai Weiwei to build a studio in Malu Township, as a part of the local government's efforts in developing its cultural assets.
In October , the Shanghai government declared the Ai Weiwei Shanghai Studio an illegal construction, and it was subjected to demolition.
On 7 November , when Ai Weiwei was placed under house arrest by public security in Beijing, over 1, netizens attended the "River Crab Feast" at the Shanghai Studio.
On 11 January , the Shanghai city government forcibly demolished the Ai Weiwei Studio within a day, without any prior notice. This video tells the story of Liu Ximei, who at her birth in was given to relatives to be raised because she was born in violation of China's strict one-child policy.
When she was ten years old, Liu was severely injured while working in the fields and lost large amounts of blood.
While undergoing treatment at a local hospital, she was given a blood transfusion that was later revealed to be contaminated with HIV.
According to official statistics, in there were , AIDS sufferers in China, many of whom contracted the illness in the s and s as the result of a widespread plasma market operating in rural, impoverished areas and using unsafe collection methods.
The documentary goes onto chronologically reconstruct the events that occurred from the time he was arrested at the Beijing airport in April to his final court appeal in September The film portrays the day-to-day activity surrounding Ai Weiwei, his family and his associates ranging from consistent visits by the authorities, interviews with reporters, support and donations from fans, and court dates.
This documentary on the Fukushima Art Project is about artist Ai Weiwei's investigation of the site as well as the project's installation process.
Ai accepted the invitation and sent his assistant Ma Yan to the exclusion zone in Japan to investigate the site.
Both water and electric circuits were cut off. Entrance restriction is expected to be relieved in the next thirty years, or even longer.
The art project will also be open to public at that time. The three spots usable as exhibition spaces by the artists are all former residential houses, among which exhibition site one and two were used for working and lodging; and exhibition site three was used as a community entertainment facility with an ostrich farm.
Ai brought about two projects, A Ray of Hope and Family Album after analyzing materials and information generated from the site.
In A Ray of Hope , a solar photovoltaic system is built on exhibition site one, on the second level of the old warehouse.
Integral LED lighting devices are used in the two rooms. This lighting system is the only light source in the Exclusion Zone after this project was installed.
Photos of Ai and his studio staff at Caochangdi that make up project Family Album are displayed on exhibition site two and three, in the seven rooms where locals used to live.
The twenty-two selected photos are divided in five categories according to types of event spanning eight years. Among these photos, six of them were taken from the site investigation at the Sichuan earthquake; two were taken during the time when he was illegally detained after pleading the Tan Zuoren case in Chengdu, China in August ; and three others taken during his surgical treatment for his head injury from being attacked in the head by police officers in Chengdu; five taken of him being followed by the police and his Beijing studio Fake Design under surveillance due to the studio tax case from to ; four are photos of Ai Weiwei and his family from year to year ; and the other two were taken earlier of him in his studio in Caochangdi One taken in and the other in A feature documentary directed by Weiwei and co-produced by Andy Cohen about the global refugee crisis.
Ai's visual art includes sculptural installations, woodworking, video and photography. His works address his investigation into the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake and responses to the Chinese government's detention and surveillance of him.
The performance was memorialized in a series of three photographic still frames. It is four metres long and weighs kilograms.
It is made from wood salvaged from Qing Dynasty temples. The reconstruction was completed using Chinese period specific joinery techniques.
The work as installed was called ,, and subsequent installations have been titled Sunflower Seeds. Made by the traditional method for which the city is known, a thirty-stage process was employed.
The sculpture refers to chairman Mao's rule and the Chinese Communist Party. The mass of tiny seeds represents that, together, the people of China can stand up and overthrow the Chinese Communist Party.
The seeds also refer to China's current mass automated production based on Western style the consumerist culture.
The sculpture challenges the "Made in China" mantra, memorialising labour-intensive traditional methods of craft objects.
The original installation was at Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay ; the portraits being of various political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
After seeing one million visitors during its one-year display at Alcatraz, the installation was moved and put on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.
The display at the Hirshhorn ran from 28 June — 1 January The art piece is currently on display at the National Gallery in Prague until 7 January Journey of Laziz is a video installation, showing mental breakdown and overall suffering of tiger living in the "world's worst ZOO" in Gaza.
The project, a collaboration of Ai Weiwei and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron , features surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition software, near-infrared floor projections, tethered, autonomous drones and sonar beacons.
Of all of your accomplishments, artistic and political, what are you personally most proud of? Some of my work is more popular, some less, but that is not so important.
I think anybody who wants to make the effort can create better work than me. Has becoming a parent had an impact on your art? Lorraine Pink, Australia Oh yes, definitely it helps me.
Whatever I did before is like half of the circle; becoming a parent makes the circle full. What do you miss most about China? John, Saigon What I miss most is standing on the ground in China and fighting for its survival.
You believe German society is intolerant to refugees — what has led you to that conclusion? Samuel Worz, Germany I have undergone a long period of study and research on this issue.
German intolerance is not simply my impression, but a view formed by observing the German response to many different issues. Germany has failed not only when it comes to supporting refugees, but also on other political issues, such as dealing with authoritarian states like China.
It has shown indifference to the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong. Does music inspire you, and if so what do you listen to? Anonymous, Japan Not at all!
I have good equipment, I have a lot of musician friends and I have perfect understanding of music.
I like silence. No sound at all. Maybe I belong to death. What plans do you have for them? We have started to analyse and measure and categorise them.
We never do anything without totally understanding the situation, or at least thinking that we totally understand the situation. We want to find joy, then we can turn it into some other kind of joy.
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