I had never really known much about the activist, muckraking, protesting Chinese artist Ai Weiwei until I saw his biography on Frontline last night.

From the Fuck Off art exhibition marking Shanghai's 200th birthday

 

About to drop an ancient Chinese urn

 

It has been a long time since I’ve been so utterly amazed by a single person.  He is as creative in his art as he is in his protest against the Chinese government.  He uses his art globally shown art installations and a small pocket camera with equal force.  If you have not seen the Frontline piece, check it out here…

FRONTLINE: “Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei?”

This guy would be a perfect talk show host.  He’s one of those rare people who just do what they do and someone someday will have the good sense to put a microphone and a camera in front of him so the rest of us can laugh and learn.