KUN13 Criticizing Ai Weiwei and Wu Haohao
Release year: 2010
Run time: 44 mins
Film type: Documentary
Wu Haohao visited Ai Weiwei in a winter morning, 2010. During their talk, Wu was uneasy with Ai’s attitude, so he used his own manner to respond. The conversation included their opinions on Chinese Communist Party, Communism, Chinese Government, subjective and objective manners, documentaries’ purposes and significance, etc. The whole dialogue was chronological without editing. In 2011 – a year after this video was made – Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese Government, and released after 81 days in detention.
Wu Haohao, born in 1986, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China; believes in Communism. Engage in paintings, video productions, and drama creations. Video works include: KUN series, Criticizing series, Action series, and Drama series. Criticize backward morality and culture; actively advocate self-improvements and social developments; confront problems directly and strive to working them out. His video works have been nominated in Rotterdam International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Turin International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Munich Underground Documentary Film Festival, Taipei Biennial, Kochi Biennale. Besides, His works have been collected by various art institutions and universities, including Harvard University.