Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, a POV presentation

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, a POV presentation

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 6:00pm

Pictured: Ai Weiwei

Credit: Courtesy of Andreas Johnsen

Artist Ai Weiwei has a serious problem with authority. See his story.

The Chinese government not only abducted and held him captive for nearly three months, but after his release conducted a show trial on baseless charges and kept him under house arrest for a year. But the Chinese government also has a problem with Ai Weiwei, whose persecution has converted him into one of the world’s best known artists and advocates for free speech and human rights. This world-class contest of wills and philosophies is the subject of Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, a stunning and stirring POV (Point of View) presentation, airing on WXXI World Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.