Chinese artist Ai Weiwei talks about his first solo show in Singapore
Controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei shares his thoughts on art, politics and how being a son and father has affected his outlook during an interview with Life! last week at his Beijing studio.
While you have shown some works in Singapore together with others, you have yet to stage a solo show in Singapore. Why has it taken you so long?
Usually, I hope to have a suitable work and a suitable region. Because you need some background for the issues involved, be it aesthetic or sociological ones. That's a hallmark of my art. I don't want a thing to look too foreign and people can't really understand.
Because for artists, exhibitions are a process of expression and the establishment of the possibility of exchanges. To have exchanges, you must have some background knowledge.