Ai Weiwei

22 Jun

Ai Weiwei installation of 9,000 backpacks at Munich’s Haus der Kunst.  It depicts a sentence written in Mandarin characters saying ‘She lived happily for seven years in this world.’  – a quote from a mother of one of the thousands of kids lost in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which citizens believe to be the fault of negligent construction.  Along with this tribute, Ai Weiwei did what the government never did– conducted an investigation to compile a list of names of all the children lost.

Find a way to see the documentary Ai Weiwei – Never Sorry premiering July 27.

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