“Weiwei-isms,” a New Book of Sayings from the Chinese Artist and Activist, Edited by Larry Warsh
Ai Weiwei disappeared for 81 days in April 2011 while trying to board a plane from Beijing to Hong Kong, and has not been able to leave China since. Yet his voice grows ever stronger around the world. He communicates through his art, through video, and, ever since his blog was shut down by Chinese censors, through Twitter. A new book by Princeton University Press collects some of his most evocative sayings. Susan Wallner talks to the editor of “Weiwei-isms,” Larry Warsh. He’s a longtime friend and collector of the artist.