Ai Weiwei | Interview | TimesTalks

Ai Weiwei | Interview | TimesTalks


mmm mmm 0 bro hello hello out thank you very much for joining us a we we appreciate a good morning there I know um I let me i i kno u we only
have about 10 minutes with you so let me just say
start out by ask you about something you said in your
book I’ve wei-wei is up this which we have here and it’s
that restrictions are an essential condition in the fight
for freedom of expression it’s also a source for any kind of
creativity what does that mean for though
expression in a relatively free society well I I have been really is the a a true free
society I had I think I’ll be all restricted by give and a a problems and the those problems often a made us the whole way our and I so I think I’ll I as artists all riders the our freedom s I really I’ll face-down certain conduct initials are concerns
which can make us a a how far more I’ll I’ll close look are all concerns about to up our life Arora condition we were talking a little bit before
about a being able to separate art from
politics II is it is it possible to do that in a place like China or is everything
or the two inevitably a really together i think im tryna the the condition as you have first aid which which basically a that a and have all its policy based on against it individual rights our human rights so I
see so many writers a ploy to even just a write-up poetry or
just a sentence has been put in jail in tryout I see so many young people and daily because they put other up paid 128 are just a repeat as being a asking by police to go to all having a
tea tool to fight to try to a but maintains its kind the so-called
stability but a in the truce a factor is fine too higher
saddened under also tools scare them away so how can
this kinda society have any kind real creativity base out to drip act to love this kinda
censorship you’ve mentioned after your detention
how difficult it is to recover from that and how difficult it is not to
be better do you feel that bitterness has affected
your art %uh as a fax me so much I N show seal a side job condition your GED I’ll has stalled on humanity is starting to
sink what kinda were away levy and you knows many says at a treatise Rossi destroy CO believed us haldol saw this situation designed for they trying
to create a I’ll some kinda rheology to make you
believe that’s no more that can happen at any
time and up at Cap happens as they well so that that’s the message is sent out
to the public and also to you I me if you have any
sense you would believe that is the true so how how you’ll in a every day at I mean Constance a constant
struggle you can’t walk on street as ever some looks normal kind I stood by
looking at so fast and is so amazin you know people not necessarily happy if
you see their face but what’s behind it as this very scary picture whoever you reese’s question about those you know those values a summit just mention that universal
values are can be concede us up subversion of state could be put in jail
can candies disappear %uh and since they start to questions I’ll says and
could be forgotten by the Society that’s most dangerous as those people
all fighting for freedom awful good a forgotten by the free world
also called a free world when and well you mentioned about a it people in China do you think that the younger generation
in China understands what went on during the
cultural Cultural Revolution and do you think they would be as
acquiescent go along with it as much as happened
earlier I think a a for this kind the states
that this and %uh a and a starter insists state the most powerful a skill to have faced
a copy of the mammary to you know that’s the if made of the
mammary be lost a big part of our true so far you know of being so but most young people has had not talk about or have no information about what
happened a in the past at during the Cultural Revolution or
even on after other 18 I Eunos pipe to a fresh at that time this Calif
picture so people young people their universities they
don’t know what happened the 18 I which this great danger because all those people
what’s being educated this so universities they don’t
know very basic but a a fax about what happened to their parents and
their parents ap even scared to tell people what happened
and so want day one China staff to asking soem so much all have fired his jeff had to ask them to tell the truth
that’s ridiculous because they’d never castro’s to their children what happened the in the the only land
let me ask you are you in a situation now where you’re
able at least to continue doing your own art I think %uh that they have to still come back to the
question to adopt a nation of what is art I’m not that a and able to do my art if I can not put my name we met on
domestic internet if I can not have a shows in China yes I’m ok arm still able to do my art I’ll wasa %uh sir sir technology this is kinda Skype or or
or on tater ordered up to show enough up all sides of type but I’ll in China if I want tom to have a voice space the people was five million ways
to me all want to hear my boys my voices can never be her alright well
your voice is being heard tonight and I just want to thank you very much
on behalf of her whole audience for at taking the time to be with us this
evening thank you mmm 0 by mmm

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