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Ai Weiwei on the project that awoke his political voice – The Start podcast

The artist and activist tells how investigating schoolchildren’s deaths in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 spawned his mammoth installation, Remembering

In 2008, an earthquake devastated Sichuan province in China, claiming the lives of more than 69,000 people.

Bai 1aFollowing accusations from parents that substandard construction caused the collapse of schools across in the region, the artist Ai Weiwei set upon a political investigation that would name every missing student and…

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