My friend Ellen shared a great article with me about Ai Weiwei’s most recent work. The article is posted on the creators project blog.
I appreciate his belief that all of his expressions are art and agree with his rationale. Artistic expressions come in the form of physical artwork but also in the form of creative lesson design & delivery, sharing with your community, and written reflection. I found the article, this work and the concept of archiving very intriguing. I really love his mind. Below are some of his thoughts. The full post is worth the read and expands the notion of “what is art?”
Art is to express yourself through a medium in order to successfully communicate with another.
”An Archive” relates to my writings on the Internet, focusing on my writings on Twitter between 2009 and 2013. Twitter is a very interesting medium. It is not one that records the past, but one that forms in the present condition, with real connections to the future.
I consider all of my expressions a part of my art. Sometimes it takes a traditional form or language and, at other times, it requires the creation of a new language. However, they are all the same. – Ai Weiwei