Ai Weiwei has accused Lego of censorship for refusing his bulk order of bricks. Is he right to fight this act of discrimination, or is he just pandering to the people of the west, asks Jonathan Jones.
The dissident artist Ai Weiwei has finally found a target, other than the Chinese government, worthy of his scorn. It is that notorious corporate source of evil… Lego.
Yes. The artist who criticises China’s suppression of free speech and who has campaigned for important causes such as justice for the victims of the 2008 Sichuan province earthquake, has turned his ire on the Danish toymaker.
After Lego refused to sell him bricks in bulk for a new artwork, on the grounds that it cannot endorse “the use of Lego bricks in projects or contexts of a political agenda”, Ai has protested and has been flooded with offers of used Lego bricks from all over the world to help him fight the power of Lord Business and his evil empire... Keep reading on The Guardian