|There we are standing in front of Wei Wei's Dog Head sculpture outside, part of his Chinese Astrology Series.|
But here is what first got him in trouble with Chinese authorities
He formed a group called the Citizen's Investigative project right after the May 12, 2008, 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Szechuan Province. Over 5,000 names of school children and others are listed on the wall and in front of the wall, rods of rebar taken from the wreckage.
|How could I not add my finger? Wish it was in front of Congress rather than the White House.|
|Marble Surveillance Camera 2010|
He is one of the bravest artists in our century who creates thoughtful, witty projects like this installation of river crabs
He calls this He Xie, which literally means river crab in Chinese but is a homophone for the word harmony, used in the Communist Party slogan. The term He Xie has now become internet slang for government censorship. If you click here, it will take you to his website.