Who is Ai Weiwei?  A presentation of some of his key works and video clips.
To find out about who was Ai Weiwei and some key examples of his work and to find out what makes him one of the most famous artists in China. He is the only artist in China known to the West as he pushes boundaries, makes the authorities more aware and is an Activist.

The powerpoint gives examples of a number of his artworks to look at and is an informative powerpoint highlighting key works of Ai Wei Wei and some video clips which give a background to his life.

Learning Objective
To give students a background into art as being a statement to reform society, to see an artists who works as an activist to make statements about the corruption in the Chinese Government.

Ai Wei Wei started out as going to a Film school and he was a son of a father who was a poet. But, his father was banned from practising as a poet and Ai Wei Wei grew up in a society where he realised how important it was to use his mind and his imagination to make artworks. He realises that Chinese society prevent personal comments and censors artists.

Ai Wei Wei is so disappointed with Chinese society he leaves to go and work in the USA. He realises how artists are heavily punished and he knows he has a strong sense of criticising society. He goes to America and he cannot contribute to this society so he decides to go back to China to do his art there.

Ai Wei Wei's work have a meaning and relate to events in society and he uses Art to change society.
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Created: Aug 27, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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