I Have No Home: a Compelling Interview With Renown Artist Ai Weiwei
Thanks to the respected editors at i-D Magazine, we’re now all privy to an incredibly compelling interview with arguably our world’s most important artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. His recent efforts sees him on the forefront of advocating the dire need of help and change with the refugee crises found the world over, with his new film Human Flow being the epitome of those efforts. While we’ve been witnessing the results of his eye-opening creativity, i-D’s interview with the man sheds important light on the mindset behind it all.
The article originally appeared on i-D Germany, which asked Ai Weiwei a range of questions, from traveling through 23 different countries for the film, to having to leave China for political reasons, to being imprisoned for more than 80 days. But perhaps most profound is when they asked the world renown artist “What does home mean to you?” Weiwei’s answer gives us but a glimpse at the honor, self sacrifice and personal ties he has to his work. He states, “I have no home. I’ve never felt like I could go home — not even in the most private situations when I visited my parents. For political reasons, they’re living at constant risk, their entire lives, and that’s why I’m not safe with them either.” Visit i-D’s page here to read the full article.