LIVESTREAM: “Art as Activism, An Evening with Ai Weiwei”

“Literature is a place where we can construct new realities together, but unless the literature available to us is representative, those new realities threaten to reconstruct the prejudice and discrimination of the world we live in,” says Ai Weiwei. The artist will share the stage with PEN America President and writer Andrew Solomon for an intimate conversation on life as a dissident, the impact of his celebrity status on his art, and new and renewed threats to artistic expression in both China and the United States. 

We are very pleased to bring this exciting event to a global audience. If you join us on Facebook, please share this video—we look forward to interacting with you in the comment stream. There are two ways you can watch the stream:

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This event is presented in collaboration with PEN America’s newest initiative, the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC). 

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