"This is not about narcissism but self-awareness." —Ai Weiwei to ARTINFO in response to why he takes so many selfies on Instagram

Ai Weiwei continues to create and spread his work, despite being unable to leave China. Since the government deleted his blog, he's uses Twitter and Instagram to stay in touch with his fans. As the guy who recently released a heavy metal album and did a parody of "Gangnam Style," it should be no surprise that he's open, experimental, and...prone to many selfies. Some are goofier than others, but his answer to ARTINFO (above) about why he takes so many is pretty excellent.