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SFAQ - The Quiet Man Behind the Giant Robot

It's always an honor to be featured in a publication. In our world of noise spouting from every direction, it's special to occupy space in the finite medium of print. SFAQ International Arts and Culture is a publication I've seen but know little about, and this issue is an Asian inspired issue. Somehow I'm nestled next to articles with Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, Tim Blum, Ai Weiwei, and many more. The interview request seemed to come out of nowhere, and I have to thank Carlo McCormick, a godfather of art writing for the interview. If Jonathan Gold is a punk rock food critic, Carlo McCormick is the equivalent in art. I'm guessing Carlo picked me for the interview, perhaps as...

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GR Interview: Director Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry)

Ai Weiwei might be the most famous living artist today. Surely he’s a controversial figure, at least from the eyes of China and while he produces work from museum exhibitions around the world, he’s continuously persecuted. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry captures the history of Ai Weiwei, from his days in New York City, to his rise as a media and art star. The film captures both sides of him. His work, which also melds into his Tweeting and documenting his own persecution. Director Alison Klayman captures numerous great moments, from the opening shots of Ai Weiwei’s cats to his detention and release. GR: It’s obvious Ai Weiwei wants to be on camera. I’m sure many wanted to make a documentary....

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