ARCHIVED: Art History faculty emeritus Philip Gould discusses imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In , art critic Sarah Schmerler interviews Art History faculty emeritus Philip Gould about the intricacies of Eastern and Western art and incarcerated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. In speaking of the plight of Weiwei, Gould sums up the situation by saying, "Artists, in general, are a threat to the status quo because they inevitably express the sentiments that infuse society. Artists are political whether they realize it or not."