Ai Weiwei

“Can we understand public artistic experience by considering it analogous to going to church: the search for the sacred; for the questioning of the meaning of existence?”

‘Off we went with our parsley-flecked teeth to see Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy’

“Wales was every bit as foreign to my eyes as navigating an archipelago or dropping into a dinghy to visit a frigatebird”

Despite China’s prosperity, the People’s Republic remains in the grip of the monstrous ideology of its founder

Despite Ai Weiwei’s release on bail, we should expect no relaxation in the Communist Party’s repression of intellectual freedom

‘China’s place in the world is that of a plagiariser — the intellectual equivalent of the faked designer bags you find in Beijing’