Ai WeiWei quote “there is always going to be some …”

CAMILLE: How are you coping with the situation?

AI: There is always going to be some limitation, good or bad. Under any kind of regulation, an artist can always find his creative space. Creativity itself grows out of a restricted condition. I don’t regard limitation strictly as a negative. When one is denied an immediate sharing of artwork and public commentary, the silence voice becomes another kind of creative form. Silence itself has its own critical force” (67-68).

Camille, J.J. “At Home with Ai Wei Wei: an interview by J.J. Camille.” Art in America. January 2012, No. 1, pgs 66 – 69.

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12 thoughts on “Ai WeiWei quote “there is always going to be some …”

  1. Pingback: Ai WeiWei quote “there is always going to be some …” « Oregon College of Art and Craft Library « caryl beach

  2. He’s an incredible man and artist. It’s just a shame more people know him for his ‘birds nest’ stadium in Beijing rather than his other outstanding works. I still haven’t forgiven him for destroying those rare vases.

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