Ai Weiwei Interviewed in New York Times

October 21st, 2016

Ai Weiwei is interviewed in the New York Times this week, as the artist prepares to open an exhibition at Deitch Projects, displaying the cast-off garments and shoes of migrant travelers.  “The migrants are there but they’re not there. These clothes are existing, something you can touch,” he says.  “I grew up in a similar condition. I would wear a shoe worn by my brother. It was often too big, but I would wear it. It’s better than no shoes. My father used his ties as a belt because he didn’t have a belt. When he was doing hard labor in the winter, he would open up the tie to wrap on his feet because he had no socks and they were so cold.”

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