"Camilla Hammarström on ”Art and man” by Ai Weiwei and Yang Lian"
"the Blurb promises a conversation between the poet and the artist, but the book Art and the human body (Ramus) is in fact an interview with the world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei. The poet Yang Lian asks questions about his business, but they will never check on Lians poetry. It is a pity. "
"But even if it equals, the call fails, it is captivating to read about Weiwei history, and artistry."
"During the cultural revolution was the father, the poet Ai Qing, who högerman and were banished to clean the dassen of a few farming families in rural areas. And every day he was standing and banging on a tub and proclaim their crimes. "
"the Experience of having been banished in his life has made Weiwei does not have any sense of hemhörighet. He identifies himself with the world's refugees, which is evident in several of his works."
"This nomadic position, the premise is to see things from a different angle. The role of the arts is, according to Weiwei, to create context. But art would all be culturally homeless. It can even be an engine in the political development."
"After the earthquake in Wenchuan in 2008 tried to Weiwei and other get the names of the injured students. The banner of ”Respect life, refusing oblivion” was made political, the authorities immediately beat down on them. Under the same slogan, he has taken on the issue of refugees in the west. Even here it is difficult to get a hearing for that behind each number is a human being."