Regarding successful artist like Ai Weiwei, people in mainland China always hold different opinions, some say that he is a genius and get inspired from his art, the other think that he is simply good in marketing and creating cheap news. From my point view, contemporary art is defined as art that is current, offering a fresh perspective and point of view – in this way, he is more than successful.
Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.