"Maybe to be powerful is to be fragile."

On April 3, 2011, Ai Weiwei disappeared. He was arrested for supposed tax evasion for 81 days, where he was tortured psychologically and had two guards at his side 24 hours a day. His bail condition included that he couldn't be active on social media, give interviews about being jailed, or travel outside of Beijing for a year.

In October 2011, Ai Weiwei was named "The Most Powerful Artist" on ArtReview's Power 100.

He said the quote above in an interview with BBC Radio 1 on October 13, 2011.