Recovered After Beatings, Ai Weiwei Makes it to Germany and Pops Up on CNN

Back in early October, outspoken artist, activist, and co-designer of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium, Ai Weiwei, had quieted down a bit, due to the surgery he had to undergo for a cerebral hemorrhage likely caused by a beating he received from Chinese officials. While the injury, and government pressure, kept him from appearing at last fall’s Frankfurt Book Fair, Weiwei has finally made it back to Germany for a show at the DKM Museum in Duisburg, called “Barely Something.” He also popped up on CNN in the middle of last week, talking to host Chistiane Amanpour about China’s slow crawl toward opening up the internet to things like Twitter and YouTube. Video after the jump.