Ai Wei Wei's Fake Case

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Ai Wei Wei's Fake Case

What can I say I'm captivated by Ai Wei Wei. I am not sure if this new documentary "The Fake Case" reveals anything beyond what Alyson Klayman already portrayed in her 2012 doc "Never Sorry." But Wei Wei continues to be one of the most fascinating international art stars.

Why? Its not so much that his work is "groundbreaking", or ironic in all of the modernist Warholian senses of these words, but Wei Wei remains one of the most authentic artists of our age. Primarily because Wei Wei creates work not under or for the obscene market conditions of the 21st C. but in defiance of censorship and threat of detention.

Wei Wei and his company FAKE design continue to be an eye sore to the Chinese government as one of the only international celebrities who regularly challenges free speech in the country. "The Fake Cae" continues where "Never Sorry" left off, after Wei Wei leaves his 2011 detention and continues to be monitored by the Chinese Government.