Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is an international celebrity. The Chinese government has revoked his passport, but through Twitter, his art exhibitions at museums like the Hirshhorn and the Tate, and the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, he is reaching more people than ever before, including in Princeton, New Jersey. The 2013 Princeton University Press book “Weiwei-isms” is an introduction to the artist through his tweets and other short writings. State of the Arts talks to the editor of “Weiwei-isms” Larry Warsh. Princeton University was also the site of “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,” 12 monumental bronzes on display from 2012-13 in front of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, remarks on the political impact of Ai Weiwei’s work.
Produced by Susan Wallner.