I am probably a little late on this train but I just saw the documentary Never Sorry about Ai Wei Wei and I recommend it to everybody. It shows just how powerful one person can be when he has the courage to create in the face of oppression. Ai Wei Wei is a real symbol of arts advocacy and an all around badass.
"I think that art certainly is a vehicle for us to develop any new ideas, to be creative, to extend our imagination…I think there is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression. “