Ai Weiwei can tell you a little something about freedom. One of the world's most-famous artists is having a showing at the Smithsonian but he won't be there. It seems that authorities in Beijing won't give him back his passport. He chats with TIME about his artistry, his activism and the China-citizen-snooping system.
Read the entire interview here.
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Illustration credit: Smithsonian Perspectives: Ai Weiwei, May 12, 2012 - April 7, 2013, Sackler Gallery