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Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in Beijing. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

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Date:
December 17
Time:
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
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Organizer

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Phone:
202-633-1000
Email:
hmsgevents@si.edu
Website:
hirshhorn.si.edu

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Ring auditorium

Venue

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone:
202-633-1000
Website:
https://hirshhorn.si.edu