Ai Weiwei

Author: Thomas Eller
Editor: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791353920
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Accompanying a major new exhibition of Ai Weiwei's work, including many pieces made especially for the show, this book features numerous illustrations, texts by the artist as well as informed essays by leading scholars. This book offers reproductions of the approximately 50 works in the exhibition, some of which were specially created for Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau museum, and some even more specifically for the building's enormous glass-topped atrium. From large installations to smaller dioramas, these works present Ai's most recent artistic expressions of resistance, courage, and historical truth.

At Large

Author: David Spalding
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452147477
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Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of contemporary art's most newsworthy figures, noted for both his groundbreaking work and his outspoken stance on human rights, which ultimately resulted in his controversial 2011 detainment. In an astonishing new large-scale project, he turns his attention to Alcatraz—a place he cannot visit because he is not permitted to leave China, but that stands as a world-famous symbol of both incarceration and protest. This book showcases a major exhibition of site-specific, multimedia installations and sculptures Ai Weiwei has created for the island, on view from the fall of 2014 through the spring of 2015. Featuring beautiful photographs and thought-provoking text, At Large is the essential document of this remarkable happening from one of today's most celebrated artists.

Voyages In World History

Author: Valerie Hansen
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305888413
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The authors of VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY never forget that history is made up of the stories of people. Each chapter of the text centers on a story -- a traveler‘s account that highlights the book‘s main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas. The travelers include merchants, poets, rulers, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, and scholars, and their voyages provide a framework for each chapter that will capture students‘ interest and draw them into the stories of the people, places, and events crucial to understanding world history. Special features highlight connections across chapters, societies, and periods, helping students understand historical events in a global context. Available in the following split options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1600, and Volume 2: Since 1500. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ai Weiwei S Blog

Author: Ai Weiwei
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262294362
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Manifestos and immodest proposals from China's most famous artist and activist, culled from his popular blog, shut down by Chinese authorities in 2009. In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographical writings. He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake (and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government's “tofu-dregs engineering”), reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene, described the irony of being investigated for “fraud” by the Ministry of Public Security, made a modest proposal for tax collection. Then, on June 1, 2009, Chinese authorities shut down the blog. This book offers a collection of Ai's notorious online writings translated into English—the most complete, public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any language. The New York Times called Ai “a figure of Warholian celebrity.” He is a leading figure on the international art scene, a regular in museums and biennials, but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He was a consultant on the design of the famous “Bird's Nest” stadium but called for an Olympic boycott; he received a Chinese Contemporary Art “lifetime achievement award” in 2008 but was beaten by the police in connection with his “citizen investigation” of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's Blog documents Ai's passion, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his vision for China.

Current Conditions For Human Rights Defenders And Lawyers In China And Implications For U S Policy

Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
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A Question Of Evidence

Author: Daniela Zyman
Editor: Walther Konig
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This group exhibition incorporates a variety of artistic and cultural approaches - including moving image, still photography, text, archival material, installation, and theatrical performance - that encompass diverse viewpoints on the nature and function of representation in the face of 'real' events and socio-political circumstances. Some participants present a side of their practice that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, or hybrid. Most of them, in fact, regularly collaborate with grassroots collectives that, faced with restricted channels of communication, manage to conduct research and disseminate information through Internet-based networks, video and film databases, open-source initiatives, and other means. Published on the occasion of the exhibition A Question of Evidence at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Austria, November 2008 - April 2009. English text.

Author: 蘇俞安
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The solo exhibition Ai Weiwei absent at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) is the artist's first large-scale solo exhibition to be held anywhere in the ethnic Chinese world. The museum presents the exhibition to convey Ai Weiwei's dynamic works of arts, his ideas and influential power to audience. Ai Weiwei absent presents 21 sets of artwork, spanning a period from 1980s to 2011, encompassing a variety of forms such as installation and video, and using a variety of materials such as ceramics, marble, antique utensils and bicycles. It also includes a series of over 100 photographic works, 75 of which were taken by the artist during his stay in New York between 1983 and 1993, while the other 25 pieces were shot after he moved back Beijing East Village in 1993. The artist's most recent work, Forever Bicycles, created specially for this exhibition, is composed of 1,200 bicycles and installed in an exhibition space 10 meters high. Bicycles have long been the most common means of transport in China and as such are both familiar and intimate, but Ai Weiwei strips away the functionality of the object. He takes his own sensitivity and preferences and through them expands the idea of using finished objects. The use of 1,200 bikes and the large structure of the work were particular challenges in the construction of the piece. In addition, as the bikes are piled layer upon layer on top of each other, their wheel axles are transformed to form a labyrinthine-like space. Visitors can appreciate and reflect on the aesthetics of the abstract shapes from different angles, at the same time feeling first-hand the work's great energy and appeal. Date: October 29, 2011 - January 29, 2012.

The Economist

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Ai Weiwei

Author: Weiwei Ai
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Edited by Charles Merewether. Essays by Jonathan Napack and Chin-Chin Yap.

Urban Future Manifestos

Author: Peter Noever
Editor: Hatje Cantz Pub
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... "calls upon leading creative thinkers to address urgent questions about the future of the contemporary city. Contributing architects, artists, designers, and urban scholars from around the globe consider the city from a variety of positions and posittheir unique and inspiring visions"--Page 4 of cover.

Ai Weiwei

Author: Olga Lomová
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There?s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis? In dealing with refugees we?ve lost our very basic values, those words articulated by the world?s leading contemporary artist Ai Weiwei in response to the current humanitarian disaster resonate the intellectual ethical legacy of the most important thinkers of our time. Giving powerful evidence of the shared experience of living in an uprooted world in which we are no longer?at home?, they define the role of art as a means to understand our complex reality, to instigate action and provide solace. In this time of uncertainty, we need more tolerance, compassion and trust for each other since we all are one. Otherwise, humanity will face an even bigger crisis, Ai Weiwei continues.0The exhibition 'Law of the Journey' is Ai Weiwei?s multi-layered, epic statement on the human condition: an artist?s expression of empathy and moral concern in the face of continuous, uncontrolled destruction and carnage. 00Exhibition: National Gallery in Prague, Trade Fair Palace, Prague, Czech Republic (17.03.2017-07.01.2018).

Zones Of Contact

Author: Charles Merewether
Editor: Steve Parish
ISBN: 9780958040310
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A catalogue of exhibits from Australian and international artists. Includes narratives from the artists about their experiences and inspirations.

Art And Asiapacific

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Furniture As Trophy

Author: Peter Noever
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Around the middle of the 19th century, so called 'antler furniture' was often found in Alpine hunting lodges. These 'trophies' made from hunted animals are seen today as an aberration of rustic conviviality. In modern settings animal materials have also been used ranging from classics of modern interior design from the 1920s that use animal fur as upholstery to ironic antler furniture pastiches from the 1980s, and the application of animal materials for furniture-like objects in contemporary art and design. 'The field of zoology has long supplied the arts and crafts sector with a plethora of sundry materials. The numerous antlers and horns are to be mentioned primarily in this context, which do not merely fill all of the hunting lodges and other houses belonging to keen huntsman but are also to be encountered in the homes of people who have never held a rifle, and at best know how to carve a haunch of venison with the necessary respect.' (Gustav Pazaurek, Good and Bad Taste in Arts and Crafts, 1912)

China S Latest Crackdown On Dissent

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights
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World Stages Local Audiences

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World stages, local audiences examines the relationship between audience and event, placed-based spectatorship and global politics. --

Yishu

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Author: Weiwei Ai
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China is booming! In the wake of economic liberalization, the nation's art scene has taken flight as well. The Swiss collector Uli Sigg, formerly his country's ambassador to Beijing, has followed the rapid pace of development since the 1980s, compiling along the way the world's largest collection of contemporary Chinese art, comprising more than 1,200 works by some 180 artists. Mahjong, named after the popular and ancient Chinese game of chance, presents more than 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video pieces and installations from Sigg's collection. Alongside them hang such curiosities as vintage Mao posters. In addition to a number of internationally famous works, such as Ai Weiwei's Han vase with Coca-Cola logo, Fang Lijun's bald heads or Xu Bing's "Xinglish" calligraphy, this book also offers readers a unique opportunity to discover tremendously gifted artists still largely unknown outside China.

Art India

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