Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
Library Shelf Location 18.WEIW
Publication Date 2009

The first monograph on the key figure in Chinese fast-growing art scene.

Survey by Karen Smith, Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Focus by Bernard Fibicher, Artist's Choice by Ai Qing, Writings by Ai Weiwei.

  • The first comprehensive monograph on this key figure in China’s burgeoning art scene
  • Often working with ancient materials – beams from destroyed temples, Han dynasty urns – Ai Weiwei (b.1957) creates ingenious sculptures that break new artistic ground while commenting on the rapid transformation of contemporary China
  • Ai Weiwei’s work is consistently innovative and unmistakably original, ranging from his sculptures and photographs to his numerous architectural commissions, and recalls the work of his artistic forebears Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol
  • A towering figure whose influence can be seen in the multiplicity of his roles: not just an artist, designer and architect, but also curator, publisher, web blogger and cultural compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists
ISBN 9780714848891
Quantity 1
Pages 158
Authors Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bernard Fibicher, Ai Qing
Format Softcover
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist Ai Weiwei
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords politcally engaged, Political art, socially engaged

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