The Chinese Artist And Activist Ai Weiwei

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Cultures need activist to speak up for change when people are unable to do so themselves. The famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, has worked to reform chinese economy. The artist uses his art to symbolize their social issues. Furthermore, he uses pictures to represent the destruction of his culture and post them on substantial social media outlets. His bold moves led him to get brutally beaten by police and then hospitalized for rebelling against his country. However, he still continues to stand up the right of the chinese. Ai Weiwei rebels his culture through art and poetry.
The artist used insignificant items such as sunflower seeds, watermelon, and crab shells to represent China. In spite of other options, Weiwei focused his work on common
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He wrote about ongoing topics in China metaphorically in his works. Since the government has control over everything, the residents receive the negative effects. Weiwei uses his works to show the government “won’t have tomorrow” (Weiwei 3). He claims that although the government may control its people now, they will gain control back in the future. He rebels his culture by going against the beliefs of the government. Even Though Weiwei is supposed to agree with the regulations, he shares his opinions freely and disagrees. Ai Weiwei still remains outspoken of freedom and human right. He knows they “own the land, [they] set the game rules … but the disappearance is [his]” (Weiwei 2). The government has control over the benefits, therefore Weiwei is trying to emphasize that the chinese receive the consequences. Rather than the government, the people of China have to deal with the pain, lies, and being controlled. Due to ideological control from the chinese revolution, people are nearly brainwashed to agree with the government. Weiwei is aware of it and writes in order to rebel against his culture, debunking them of their
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