Take Five: Including Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Mike and Virginia

By Guy Somerset In Take Five

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21st March, 2013
1 Near the start of the tremendous DVD documentary AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (Madman), the eponymous Chinese dissident artist says he considers himself “more of a chess player. My opponent makes a move, I make a move.” The authorities put surveillance cameras outside Ai’s Beijing studio; Ai makes surveillance camera sculptures. They film him; he films them filming him. They suppress investigations into the death of thousands of students in the Sichuan earthquake because of shoddy building standards; he investigates it himself and makes a magnificently moving collage ...

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