Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

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Book - 2012
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A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist.
Published: Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ; Tokyo : Mori Art Museum ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel, c2012.
ISBN: 9783791364438
Branch Call Number: 709.5109 AI
Characteristics: 144 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,29 cm
Alternative Title: According to what?
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Oct 08, 2014

Very attractive book, a couple of decent essays, a good introduction to the artist.


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