October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
First is he really a provocateur? If you are doing shocking art just for the sake of shocking and getting attention, well you are a provocateur. But in the case of Ai Weiwei, his art is the way he expresses his political views and instigate political activism. Ai is not just a provocateur but an artist that is concerned about the internal politics of his country.I do not think Ai has founded how far he can go because the cause of his actions go deeper than contemporary art. There is a wave of supporters that are calling for external media to expose the actions of the chinese government against Ai Weiwei, here is the link http://freeaiweiwei.org/
This is the new and re-loaded way of art. Art with a deep purpose and goal. Activist art. It does not matter if the Art is shocking or provocative as long as it is activist art. BUT!!!!!! There is a question that is arising right now!!!!!!!!! Would it matter if the art is disgusting or degrading as long as is activist art???????.???????????????
What do you think?????????