I got the chance to see the inspiring documentary on architect/artist/activist Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry last week. WeiWei is a figure I knew a little about but spending an hour and a half in his presence was like receiving a little burst of enlightenment. He has the presence of a modern day buddha and his unique approach to the world’s problems, specifically those of China, are refreshingly honest and simple. Likewise, his conceptual art pieces focus on small ideas with a global reach. It’s the natural instinct of most to worry about your health, family and freedom first when faced with the kind of adversity WeiWei has been up against but the world is lucky that every once in awhile there is someone like him willing to push back. I enjoyed watching the way his mind works when waging some of his very clever “protests” that are branded radical in China but would barely merit a news story in most parts of the world. Ai WeiWei is an important figure and I encourage anyone curious about his work or his story to watch the film or seek out more information about him on the web.