Monocle | Ai Weiwei
I first met Ai Weiwei at his home in Beijing in 2013. I was there to visit him for Creative Time Reports. Out of that meeting he penned an op-ed for us, which ended up becoming our first co-published piece with The Guardian.
All that said, I was really excited to meet him once again—this time in Los Angeles, my hometown. In the span of a week, Weiwei had three shows opening in the city (Marciano Art Foundation, Jeffrey Deitch, and the UTA Art Space, where the photo in the article and the interview took place).
Here is my interview with him for Monocle.