We explore the city of Beijing through the eyes of its most famous detained resident Ai Weiwei



The city and environment in which an artist lives and works naturally influences their ideas, their practice and their form. In a new series co-produced with The Guardian we explore the native or adopted cities of a range of major international artists. We learn how each artist has identified and developed a relationship with the landscape and city they call home and how such connections materialise in their work. In the first episode of the series we focus on Beijing and its most famous formerly detained resident Ai Weiwei.