Ai Weiwei on Beijing


by Max Duncan , Jess Gormley, Chris Michael and Pascal Wyse

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explores his complex relationship with Beijing – “a city that doesn’t belong to its residents” – and takes us through his neighbourhood Caochangdi, a migrant and artists village on the urban fringe where he has tried to create a space for freedom of expression. The short first film is the first in a Guardian Cities / Tate special series ‘The Artist and Their City’

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Guardian Cities was launched in 2014 to create a fresh and engaging hub for reporting and discussing urban life and the future of cities around the world.
The site will host opinion and analysis from a range of voices across the globe, along with news, graphics and data, and is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.