Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sometimes it takes an artist....

.... to tell it like it is.

My Aussie journo friend Mary-Anne has just done a profile in her paper, The Age, on Ai Wei Wei, China's leading contemporary artist. Jeremiah at the The Granite Studio also picked up on this today and posted an extended excerpt.

For me, the money quote is this brilliant summation of life under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party:
"If you have 70 million professional liars who are controlling the whole nation - it's a madhouse."

Hear, hear.

1 comment:

Tulsa said...

Thanks for the link-through. I remember Wei Wei from last year's German art exhibition where he flew in Chinese people to wander the streets as his art exhibit.