Ai Weiwei is a Chinese dissident artist, who now resides in Germany.
He was arrested and detained for "economic crimes" in 2011, but later released. This page collates DW's latest content related to Ai Weiwei.
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The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei recently unveiled his largest ever artwork in the Czech capital Prague – a 70-metre long inflatable black boat, complete with 258 oversized figures representing migrants. It’s a monumental, overpowering statement on the global refugee crisis, a topic which has consumed the artist for the last two years. Rob Cameron spoke to Ai Wei Wei and has this report.
The world's most important contemporary art show taking place in Basel, Switzerland, is a strong indicator of trends on the art market. While global crises inspire artists, collectors are jumping on art as an investment.