Wednesday, February 22, 2012
AI Wei Wei takes over Paris
Berenice Abbott was not the only Exhibit at the Jeu de Paume museum yesterday... On the first floor there was another one going on, a more political one, a more provocative one... It featured the work of Ai Wei Wei (艾未未) ; a Chinese activist who spent some time in the US in the 80's. He went back to China in 1993 and started criticizing the regime through his art and on a blog that is now closed, but which photos are presently exhibited in Paris at the moment (after many other places). The place was packed, but I managed to take this photo, that I love.