In Venice for the 2013 Biennale to watch her son's Via Crucis in the church of Saint Antonin S.A.C.R.E.D., this is the first intervention with which the artist has chosen to exorcise the period of his detention
In this work, there is the renewal of a mother's millennial pain, helpless in front of the scale of deprivation and suffering inflicted on her child. There is mystery and empathy and in that complexity, perhaps more than in the work itself, lies Ai Weiwei's masterpiece.