Photo Gallery 'It Seems They Have Given Up on Me'

Although dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is set to represent Germany at the upcoming Venice Biennale, he is barred by Beijing from leaving China. In a SPIEGEL interview he talks about his responsibility not only as an artist but also as one of China's most recognizable public figures.
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Foto: AFP/ Courtesy of Ai Weiwei
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Foto: DAVID GRAY/ REUTERS
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Foto: PETER PARKS/ AFP
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Foto: STEFAN WERMUTH/ REUTERS
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Foto: Vincent Yu/ AP