Ai vs AI: If an artist is not an activist, can he/she still be considered an artist?
Ai Weiwei: Artists, by their very essence, are individuals who engage in action. People who take action are not necessarily identical to activists because artists’ considerations of aesthetics and ethics possess inherent independence and unique qualities. Without this independence, the existence and validity of artistic forms would be compromised. An artist who is not an activist would, without a doubt, be akin to a lifeless entity.
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Yes, an artist can still be considered an artist even if they are not an activist. Artistic expression is diverse, and individuals may engage with their craft for various reasons, not necessarily tied to activism. *Source: ChatGPT