Ai Weiwei is a talented artist who brings personal experience as an activist and political prisoner to a unique exhibition staged at the former island supermax prison, Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay. We take you on a tour, and bring you a powerful message of validation from former American political prisoner John Kiriakou.On a recent visit to Alcatraz, a major tourist destination, your humble host recorded observations of the scene and comments from visitors. Ai Weiwei was not permitted by Chinese authorities to oversee the installation of his art, but his presence is strongly felt, and his embrace of fellow activists and prisoners worldwide is imposing, and impressive.
The exhibit continues until April 26, 2015. Get more information here.