Ai Weiwei: “I understand everything about how low humanity can go”
Since he was a child, Ai Weiwei has understood what it means to have your human rights taken away. His father, Ai Qing, was a beloved poet, but was branded an “enemy of the people” during the Cultural Revolution, and sent to a labour camp in the Gobi desert, where Ai Snr was forced to clean a village’s primitive public toilets.
The family’s exile ended when Mao died and the political temperature cooled. Ai was 19. Inspired by injustice, he would go on on…
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March 20, 2018 at 06:30PM