Friends of Free Expression was birthed from our work with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei. He continues to be a source of inspiration. The focus of our work is to continue a sustained effort to generate awareness to the challenges Weiwei faces with the Chinese Authorities, specifically the release of his passport enabling him to travel outside of China. Our broader mission is to promote our universal right to “free expression” around the world.
We intend to use this platform to build a sustainable and collective “voice” to serve this mission, inspired by the continuing work of Ai Weiwei, while broadening the inclusivity of artists, actors, writers, directors, musicians, journalists, poets, and activists to contribute and join. Revenues generated from the sale of books, media, and prints support the operating costs for this global initiative.