Ai Weiwei, Yacht Rock
Ai Weiwei discusses his career as an artist and activist and Katie Puckrik explains her passion for Yacht Rock
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has designed a flag to be flown across the UK from 24th June to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He has also just screened his latest documentary The Rest, which focuses on the plight of individual refugees in 23 countries. John Wilson visits the artist in his Berlin studio to discuss art, activism and his current relationship with China.
Yacht Rock might be a term you’ve never heard of but you’ll definitely know the bands – Toto, Joni Mitchell, The Doobie Brothers and The Pointer Sisters. Katie Puckrik explains what characterises the genre and what it says about America in the 70s and 80s ahead of her two-part documentary broadcast on BBC Four.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Hannah Robins