Weiwei discovered the pieces after returning to his studio following a trip to Germany. The artist in the past has been anything but quiet in his disdain for China's ruling Communist party.

Ai Weiwei's Instagram account Image via the artist's Instagram Ai Weiwei's Instagram account
Image via the artist's Instagram

Ai Weiwei's Instagram account Image via the artist's Instagram Ai Weiwei's Instagram account
Image via the artist's Instagram

It is reported the artist found the devices in his living room, bedroom and office during a renovation, which he took to social media in order to share with the public.

Ai Weiwei Image via Konbini Ai Weiwei
Image via Konbini

In 2011, Weiwei was arrested and imprisoned by the Chinese government for 81 days, but he did not face a criminal conviction.

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