Ai Weiwei Quotes and its meanings

Ai Weiwei has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Architecture Courage Design Education Experience Freedom Happiness Imagination Leadership Movies Politics Power Relationship Society Strength Thankful Travel

Ai Weiwei Quotes Index

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does Ai Weiwei write about?

Ai Weiwei has written on many topics but he is most famous for his work about architecture, courage, design, education, experience, freedom, happiness, imagination, leadership, movies, politics, power, relationship, society, strength, thankful & travel. People always share Architecture quotes, Courage quotes, design, education, experience, freedom, happiness, imagination, leadership & movies from his literary works.

What are the top most famous quotes by Ai Weiwei?

Here are the top most famous quotes by Ai Weiwei.

  • To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
  • I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture.
  • The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
  • Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product it's an understanding of human nature.
  • When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.
  • The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  • I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.
  • Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity.
  • This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. 'Made-in-China' goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can't manufacture the happiness of our people.
  • The Chinese art world does not exist. In a society that restricts individual freedoms and violates human rights, anything that calls itself creative or independent is a pretence. It is impossible for a totalitarian society to create anything with passion and imagination.