Ai Weiwei. You probably already have heard about him. (See his portrait below). Ai is definitely the most powerful artist in China today. He might actually be one of the most powerful artist worldwide. (*please note that this is piQmo´s opinion). There is no other artist willing to go so far for freedom of speech and no one so controversial within his native country as Ai Weiwei. His challenging art works has led him to be imprisoned, lost his passport and received many represalier of various kinds from the government. Despite their pressure on Ai Weiwei he shows incredibly strong belief that they never can and will hinder his work. Interrupted yes but never stopped his work. His art work clearly describes how the state treats its people and the indigenous traditions totally without respect.
As you walk through the exhibition, it´s very important to read about all his work, one by one. Getting in to Ai Weiwei´s head, hearing, reading his thoughts are very important to the experience. This was one of the best exhibition piQmo has experienced. GO SEE!