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‘The West should be ashamed’: Ai Weiwei on art, politics and human rights

“An artist that isn’t an activist is a dead artist.”

He’s viewed as one of today’s most influential contemporary artists. And in this interview, Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, activist and dissident, gets personal on Real Talk.

Weiwei speaks on why he believes that art should be political, his childhood in China, and why the West ‘should be ashamed’ of the global refugee crisis.

FILMED: 6 July 2023

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