Context and An Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum

Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn

An exhibit of Ai Weiwei's work is up at the Brooklyn Museum. Deborah Solomon, art critic for WNYC, talks about the show, "According to What?" and the artist's work. Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, talks about the artist's message and politics in China.

"Colored Vases" and “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn”, both on display at the Brooklyn Museum's Ai Weiwei show, "According to What?"
"Colored Vases" and “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn”, both on display at the Brooklyn Museum's Ai Weiwei show, "According to What?" ( Alana Casanova-Burgess )
From "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" at the Brooklyn Museum.
From "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" at the Brooklyn Museum. ( Alana Casanova-Burgess )
Looking through Ai Weiwei's "Moon Chest" at the Brooklyn Museum.
Looking through Ai Weiwei's "Moon Chest" at the Brooklyn Museum. ( Alana Casanova-Burgess )
Detail of Ai Weiwei's S.A.C.R.E.D., 2013
Detail of Ai Weiwei's S.A.C.R.E.D., 2013 ( (Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio) )
Ye Haiyan's Belongings
Ye Haiyan's Belongings ( Gisele Regatao )
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