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I don't know who would do this, five talks in 10 days.feedback
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Oct 05 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Ai Weiwei is associated, including Germany, situation, and course. Most recently, Ai Weiwei has been quoted saying: “It's global, it's historical. The numbers will get bigger.” in the article Ai Weiwei, Once and Future New Yorker, Barnstorms Through the Boroughs.
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Apr 04 2017

You begin to understand that we all have the same basic needs, that our sense of humanity and integrity, our desire for warmth and safety, to be well-treated, and respected, are the same.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Refugees

When the Berlin Wall fell, there were 11 countries with border fences and walls. By 2016, that number had increased to 70. We are witnessing a rise in nationalism, an increase in the closure of borders, and an exclusionary attitude towards migrants and refugees, the victims of war and the casualties of globalization.feedback

Aug 23 2016 - Wiretapping

There are two surveillance cameras at my gate entrance, my phone is tapped and every message I send on my microblog is censored by them. Obviously I am not free.feedback

May 23 2016 - Greece

I am very interested in early activities of human creativity, and I am a collector also of old Chinese artifacts. So when I visited the Cycladic Museum, I realised, there is such a, very skillful, very impressive understanding of sculpture.feedback

Mar 18 2016

I needed a haircut… And of course, it is obviously symbolic. Anything we do is symbolic. For me that means I have permanently (left) some of my hair on the ground here, and they will never come back to me.feedback

Feb 15 2016

I really feel very proud that Germany has acted very civilized.. .to receive those much less fortunate and desperate people.feedback

Jan 01 2016

The situation is getting very rough in the past week because weather is getting colder and the wind is very strong. The whole facility and the effort people (are) making is quite fragile.feedback

Sep 18 2015

We want to bring up the consciousness of the people to become more creative, more positive about the situation and, of course, we always think artists are a part of it. You know, this kind of refugee or migration situation is from the beginning of our human history.feedback

May 22 2013

Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life's invincible.feedback

Oct 26 2012

After we had uploaded it, just a few hours later, a few hours after we had started work, we found that a lot of people, tens of thousands, had already watched it. Now in China it has already been totally removed, deleted entirely, and you can't see it in China.feedback

Oct 26 2012

Overall, we feel that every person has the right to express themselves, and that is fundamentally linked to our happiness and even our existence. When a society constantly demands that everyone should abandon this right, then society loses its creativity and it can never become a happy society.feedback

Jul 20 2012

If a person wants to give his own opinions on what's really going on in this country, he is already committing a crime.feedback

Mar 18 2010

Sometimes he shared stories with us, like his early [years] in Paris and the kind of paintings and artworks he liked – always things full of joy. But it had nothing to do with our surroundings – they were very tough. For years he wouldn't take one day off. We always saw him as this very tired worker coming home with no energy; just having to lay down and sleep.feedback

Mar 18 2010

People often say I started to become too outspoken after a certain period. It's all because of the internet – if we didn't have this technology I would be same as everybody else; I couldn't really amplify my voice. I experienced humanity before I should. When I was very young.feedback

Jul 05 2008

I went to the American embassy and I told them I was going to study. The man asked if I wanted to go to Disneyland, and said, yes, OK.feedback

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