Ai Weiwei is probably the most well-known contemporary Chinese artist, and definitely the most controversial. His contemplative works sit in stark contrast to his vocal criticisms of the Chinese government. In turn, Ai Weiwei has had his studio demolished without warning, been physically assaulted, and been detained without explanation for 81 days. For this documentary, journalist-turned-filmmaker Alison Klayman follows the artist as he prepares his legendary sunflower seeds installation at The Tate, and after his release from detention. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry offers an intriguing portrait of the artist as he simultaneously embraces old word techniques and new world technologies.
“A crackling documentary. Persuasively shows how inseparable Ai’s activism and art are” — San Francisco Chronicle