Ai Weiwei : Without Fear Or Favor Essay

902 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
"Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favor." My artistic talent, in comparison to past classmates and relatives, has always been overshadowed so subsequently I had little desire to develop whatever talents I did possess. Notwithstanding, I’ve always wanted to be able to sculpt, paint, and draw with the same ease and beauty those past friends and teachers had shown. Moreover, I’ve always enjoyed museums and art galleries or anything that enhances my overall knowledge in various cultures and their histories. Furthermore, I love to travel and I feel that an environmental submersion into a culture’s art and history can provide an increased appreciation for their diversity altogether. Although I have traveled abroad, I have not been fortunate enough to visit any country within the continent of Asia. Regarding the aforementioned, I felt intrinsically drawn to the plight, struggles, and artwork of Ai Weiwei’s that were highlighted throughout his compelling self-titled documentary, “Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favor.” My opinion is that all of Ai Weiwei’s artwork was thought provoking, pioneering, and courageous and so it is hard for me to isolate merely one as a favorite. The Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium located in Beijing was a beautiful masterpiece, especially considering Ai Weiwei’s lack of formal training in the field of architecture. The Swiss architects who assisted during the arena 's construction expressed admiration and respect for Weiwei’s work ethic and process and I think…

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