Ai Weiwei Taught His Prison Guards About Conceptual Art

“So of course first they think I’m just lying. But they are fast learners. … They are all very smart, intelligent people. It’s only because their job limits them to a very limited position. … One day they came back in to interrogate me some more and they were very happy, as if they had made a great breakthrough in the case: ‘OK, we found out! You’re part of Dada.’ I said, ‘Ahh, yes, you’re a little closer.'”