By now you’ve probably heard about Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist and political activist who fights against the oppressive control of Communist China. His art, however, rarely gets the same attention in the mainstream media that his politics do, and that’s a shame because he has created some amazing work! He’s dabbled with sculpture, installation art, architecture, and photography, and he was even an artistic consultant for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he often deals with themes of social injustice. We think he perfectly represents the type of artist we want in our community because he’s not willing to compromise his beliefs and instead constantly expresses them in his art!
This piece, entitled “Fountain of Light,” would be great paired up with the LAMP, which seeks to reform and improve mass media.