We caught this on The Colbert Report and had to share. We frequently discuss the key roles the arts play in our economy, schools and quality of life, but it is also important to remember that artists are some of our greatest activists. As artist Theresa Bayer wrote: “Artists are the proverbial canaries in the coalmine. When we stop singing, it’s a sure sign of repressive times ahead.”
Click HERE for Stephen’s interview with documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman about artist activist Ai Weiwei. Learn more about Ai Weiwei in his PROFILE as one of the 100 most influential people of the year in The 2011 Time 100.