Ai Weiwei Assignment: Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry (available on Netflix or Amazon)
Answer the questions below in a roughly 1500 word essay.
Generally, what type of artwork does Ai make? What were his goals when he was a younger artist? Where did he study? What are his goals now? Have his goals changed? Have they become more or less radical? How does he spread his message? How is he thought of in China (by the people and by the government)? How does he use art from the past or concepts from the past to critique the present? What was one of his works of art that made an impression on you? How? Why? What point is he trying to make when his cat opens the door?
Note: The Ai Wei Wei video does not have to be watched, but all of the questions must be answered completely.