The New York I knew no longer exists. … Looking back on the past, I can see that these photographs are facts, but not necessarily true. … The present always surpasses the past, and the future will not care about today.
Ai Weiwei—on his exhibition of photographs from New York in the 1980’s.  Sadly, it ended yesterday, before I got a chance to see it, but you can check out some of it here.