Politics 19 October 2012 In pictures: Ai Weiwei launch party Photos from the launch of Ai Weiwei's guest-edit of the New Statesman at The Lisson Gallery in London. Print HTML Sarah Churchwell with New Statesman culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire and Craig Raine. New Statesman features editor Sophie Elmhirst addresses the audience. New Statesman columnist and former England cricketer Ed Smith. Lawyer Mark Stephens addresses the audience. New Statesman associate editor Jemima Khan chats to Guardian web news editor Jonathan Haynes. All photographs: Sam Bradley. › Why the Tories shouldn't get excited about "good" economic news Anish Kapoor reads from Ai Weiwei's New Statesman leader. Photograph: Sam Bradley. Subscribe More Related articles Every day, Theresa May's mask slips a little further Checkmate for a broken republic: on Benjamin and Brecht Celluloid Dreams: are film scores the next area of serious musical scholarship?