The Easel

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy: a triumphant display of poetic objects with political intent

This might just be the most anticipated art exhibition in London this year. Enthusiastic reviews abound though a few struggle with Ai’s merging of art and activism. This artist’s courage and force of personality are beyond doubt as is the ability of his work to generate a sizable political punch. Ai may much prefer that punch were being delivered at home rather than abroad. A video interview (3 min) with the artist is here.