Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai has continued to meet the full force of the Chinese authorities, who have done everything they can to stifle his attempts to express himself and organize people through art and social media. Following his 2011 arrest and subsequent solitary confinement, THE FAKE CASE follows Ai Weiwei after his parole through his battle with a thwarting suit for tax evasion: a lawsuit that he dubs “the Fake Case.” But the troubles with his enemies only continue to provide inspiration for making new art, the only outlet to vent his frustration. “The film picks up where AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY left off, serving as not just an update but an even more galvanizing call for reform. Ai’s voice carries louder than ever before.”—Variety. (86 mins.)

Presented in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition of  Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” on view through September 13. Free admission for Portland Art Museum members.


AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE screens Sunday, July 19 at 3pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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