In China, is censorship the mother of creativity?
In China, is censorship the mother of creativity?The Stream speaks with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei, China’s most outspoken artist and government critics, continues to speak out against the authorities’ attempts to silence him.
Ai’s most recent project, a self-surveillance project known as Weiweicam.com, was shut down last week after a government request. His work has been featured in filmmaker Alison Klayman’s new documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry."
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, filmmaker Alison Klayman and J.P. Singh, associate professor of Communication, Culture and Cechnology at Georgetown University.
You can see our extended interview with Ai Weiwei here.
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