Ai Weiwei

Architecture

Ai Weiwei quote : To work in architecture …

To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It’s a very complicated process…

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Happiness

Ai Weiwei quote : This nation is notorious …

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. ‘Made-in-China’ goods now fill homes around the…

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Freedom

Ai Weiwei quote : China has not established …

China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no…

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Freedom

Ai Weiwei quote : Widespread state control over …

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more…

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Experience

Ai Weiwei quote : I don’t believe in …

I don’t believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed…

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ExperienceFreedom

Ai Weiwei quote : The American experience influenced …

The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of…

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Education

Ai Weiwei quote : When you have strict …

When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world…

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Design

Ai Weiwei quote : Everyone wants an iPhone …

Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it’s not a product…

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CourageFreedom

Ai Weiwei quote : The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National …

The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’…

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ArchitectureDesign

Ai Weiwei quote : I see the Beijing …

I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron’s invitation to collaborate on…

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