Ai Weiwei any good?

This is the place for discussion of films, books, movies and TV shows, etc. A & E topics related to Taiwan or China should be posted in the Culture & History Forum.

Moderator: Rockefeller

Ai Weiwei any good?

Postby rogerthat » 17 Feb 2012, 11:58

Went to the Ai Weiwei exhibition a while ago and was thoroughly unimpressed. For once, the disappointed-art-museum-visitor reaction ("a chimpanzee could do that") seemed to have some truth to it. Can someone please explain: What's so great about him? Or is he really just mediocre but no one dares say so for fear of being considered in cahoots with China's leaders?
rogerthat
Memorized My Password (gāng jìhǎo zìjǐ de mìmǎ)
 
Posts: 41
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 15 Dec 2011, 11:09

6000

Re: Ai Weiwei any good?

Postby Belgian Pie » 17 Feb 2012, 13:29

What's so good about many other 'artists'?

He's famous because he had the idea for building the 'birds nest' Olympic building in Beijing, that was his breakthrough ... and because he's outspoken against the communist party, he also has some kind of open co-operative for artists in Beijing, working with a German investor I believe (or is he Belgian?)...
Belgian Pie
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10677
Joined: 31 Oct 2004, 19:39
Location: High ground
1 Recommends(s)
62 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Ai Weiwei any good?

Postby Belgian Pie » 17 Feb 2012, 13:30

Just bump it ...
Belgian Pie
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10677
Joined: 31 Oct 2004, 19:39
Location: High ground
1 Recommends(s)
62 Recognized(s)

6000





Return to Arts & Entertainment



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 4 visitors

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted -- RUTH E RENKL