"I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens,' forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life." -Ai Weiwei
Ai WeiWei is one of my favorite living artists. His art, and particularly his take on human rights and democracy for all, especially resonates with our company and what we value at Lingua Franca. When Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado reached out to us about an opportunity to help them celebrate WeiWei's work we were thrilled. Weiwei is an artist who is the ultimate symbol of one using their voice to start meaningful conversations and urging others to speak truth to power. When it came time to create this collection, we had a lot to work with, drawing from such a creative and outspoken artist. That our brand has any connection to him is a real honor. xo Rachelle
Anderson Ranch Arts Center is home to one of the most respected visual arts programs in the country. Located on a 5-acre historic mountain ranch in Snowmass Village in Colorado, the ranch provides transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue and community. Go here to learn more about their programs.
Our exclusive sweaters for Anderson Ranch feature quotes from 2018 International Artist Honoree, Ai Weiwei: "the art always wins" and "born radical."
Your sweater purchase helps Anderson Ranch sustain a supportive environment for artists and all those who love art.
“My duty as an artist is to associate myself with freedom of expression and to spark dialogue around urgent issues facing humanity. We live in a complex and ever-changing society, and my art calls on people to question and engage with that reality, to respond to history as it happens, and to demand accountability. I am honored to be recognized by Anderson Ranch Arts Center for my work.” - Ai WeiWei
"The art always wins. Anything can happen to me, but the art will stay."
"I wouldn't say I've become more radical: I was born radical."