Human flow

Society, as a whole, examines the art produced and has the right to approve, disapprove, acknowledge, ignore, praise and abuse it. Furthermore, one could argue that to a certain extent, art both mirrors and shapes a given society. Hailed by many as one of the finest artist / activists of his time, Ai Wei Wei’s works seem to be shrouded in controversy. In an opinion essay, address the following in a 2 page response:
What did you think of the film? Why would such a film garner controversy? According to Ai WeiWei, what do you think is the role of the artist in his / her society? What does he hope to achieve with this work?