SELFIES consists of hundreds of self-portraits Ai Weiwei has taken and shared on social media since he opened his @aiww Instagram account in 2013. In 2005, Ai was introduced to blogging on the sina.com platform. After the Chinese authorities shut down his page, he began posting on twitter and later on Instagram. Today, his Instagram account has over 584,000 followers. Ai’s online and social media activity is an integral part of his practice..
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Fight for freedom. Forget about art.
- Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist (b. 1957)
Ai Weiwei, “Learn to Sing the Song of Caonima”