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Retrospective Exhibit of Ai Weiwei's Work Opens in London

Ai Weiwei is known for using his art to address political and human rights abuses, corruption, and the clash of Eastern and Western cultures. But the artist almost didn’t get to go to his own career retrospective at London’s Royal Academy of Arts because of a diplomatic snafu. In July, Chinese officials returned Ai’s passport after four years, allowing him to travel. An outspoken critic of the Beijing government, Ai had been detained without charge for three months in 2011. After his...

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