Ai Weiwei: Beijing a prison where people go mad


Art, Politics

Ai Weiwei, earlier this year “detained” by Chinese authorities and then released, has written a piece about Beijing and his experience: “This city is not about other people or buildings or streets but about your mental structure. If we remember what Kafka writes about his Castle, we get a sense of it. Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare.”