The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Takes on Infamous Prison

    The infamous Alcatraz prison is undertaking a major artistic endeavor. The institution will be taken over by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei for an exhibition in which he hopes to explore “the idea of loss of freedom.” Ai has a unique perspective on incarceration, having spent 81 days in detention following his investigation into the Chinese government’s shoddy construction of a school that left thousands of children dead after it collapsed. 

    Source: NY Times

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