08/20/2011 05:41 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

Ai Weiwei Discusses His Art And Life After Prison

There are artists who prefer to stay out of the public spotlight and devote themselves solely to their work. And then there is Ai Weiwei.

An Internet activist with a history of getting into trouble with Chinese authorities, Ai has been outspoken in support of free speech and human rights. He spent 81 days in jail this spring before being released on bail but still faces charges related to tax evasion — charges supporters regard as an attempt by the government to silence him.