Ai Weiwei is a global star and an enigma. DW followed him for a year for this intimate portrait. The film shows Ai Weiwei at home, at work, and on the road for work, as he prepares his latest series of works focused on refugees and their fates.
The Berlin-based Chinese artist is suing Volkswagen in Denmark for an ad that shows one of his installations made of discarded life jackets used by migrants.
In an interview with DW, China's dissident artist Ai Weiwei has said that some groups are trying to incite hatred against immigrants in Germany and Europe, and that the world needs to rethink the idea of humanity.
Contemporary Chinese art dates its beginnings back to 1978 - the year of reform and change. But how free are artists in their expression in China today?
Producers of the film 'Berlin, I Love You' have cited Chinese influence as the reason they cut Ai Weiwei's segment. The artist told DW that the Berlin International Film Festival suggested his section be removed.
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