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Ai Weiwei /

By: Contributor(s): Language: English, French, German Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 599 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 34 cmISBN:
  • 9783836526494
  • 3836526492
Uniform titles:
  • Works. Selections
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • N7349.A5 A4 2016
Contents:
The better argument: a portrait of Ai Weiwei / Uli Sigg -- 1983-1993 New York -- 1993-1999 Beijing -- 2000-2004 : The mediator's ways: The freedom and art of Ai Weiwei / Roger M. Buergel -- 2005-2007 -- Documenta 2007 : Collective creation and the politics of visibility / Carlos Rojas -- 2008-2011 : Sichuan Earthquake and citizens' investigation -- The art of politics / WIlliam A. Callahan -- 2011-now : Detention and the FAKE case -- Chinese traditions in the work of Ai Weiwei / James J. Lally -- Ai Weiwei: life and work.
Summary: This book offers a definitive Ai Weiwei monograph, exploring each of his career phases in equal detail and depth. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai's development from his early New York days right through to his most recent practice. Focus moments include his international breakthrough in the early 2000s, his porcelain Sunflower Seeds at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, his response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and his police detention in 2011. With images including behind-the-scenes studio pictures and production shots and numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai, we gain privileged access to the artist's process, influences, and importance.
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General N 7349 AI (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Use in Library Only - Not for Loan Donated by Margaret Karanga, 2019 0016922

Includes bibliographical references.

The better argument: a portrait of Ai Weiwei / Uli Sigg -- 1983-1993 New York -- 1993-1999 Beijing -- 2000-2004 : The mediator's ways: The freedom and art of Ai Weiwei / Roger M. Buergel -- 2005-2007 -- Documenta 2007 : Collective creation and the politics of visibility / Carlos Rojas -- 2008-2011 : Sichuan Earthquake and citizens' investigation -- The art of politics / WIlliam A. Callahan -- 2011-now : Detention and the FAKE case -- Chinese traditions in the work of Ai Weiwei / James J. Lally -- Ai Weiwei: life and work.

This book offers a definitive Ai Weiwei monograph, exploring each of his career phases in equal detail and depth. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai's development from his early New York days right through to his most recent practice. Focus moments include his international breakthrough in the early 2000s, his porcelain Sunflower Seeds at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, his response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and his police detention in 2011. With images including behind-the-scenes studio pictures and production shots and numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai, we gain privileged access to the artist's process, influences, and importance.

Text in English, German, and French.

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