I don’t regard limitation strictly as a negative either. Wonderful quote from Ai Wei Wei.
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CAMILLE: How are you coping with the situation?
AI: There is always going to be some limitation, good or bad. Under any kind of regulation, an artist can always find his creative space. Creativity itself grows out of a restricted condition. I don’t regard limitation strictly as a negative. When one is denied an immediate sharing of artwork and public commentary, the silence voice becomes another kind of creative form. Silence itself has its own critical force” (67-68).
Camille, J.J. “At Home with Ai Wei Wei: an interview by J.J. Camille.” Art in America. January 2012, No. 1, pgs 66 – 69.