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Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai WeiweiJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry.
Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances. Hawkesworth is not ever ham handed about delivering a glimpse into the artist's everyday. Rather, we see impressionable arrangements of space and form that poetically suggest the happenings in and around Ai Weiwei's compound that is consistently guarded by policemen, closely watching his behavior.