Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy's Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, PDF

By Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy

ISBN-10: 0262015218

ISBN-13: 9780262015219

In 2006, even supposing he might slightly style, China's most renowned artist begun running a blog. For greater than 3 years, Ai Weiwei became out a gradual movement of scathing social statement, feedback of presidency coverage, techniques on artwork and structure, and autobiographical writings. He wrote concerning the Sichuan earthquake (and published a listing of the schoolchildren who died end result of the government's "tofu-dregs engineering"), reminisced approximately Andy Warhol and the East Village paintings scene, defined the irony of being investigated for "fraud" by way of the Ministry of Public defense, made a modest notion for tax assortment. Then, on June 1, 2009, chinese language professionals close down the weblog. This ebook bargains a set of Ai's infamous on-line writings translated into English -- the main entire, public documentation of the unique chinese language weblog to be had in any language.The long island instances known as Ai "a determine of Warholian celebrity." he's a number one determine at the overseas paintings scene, a customary in museums and biennials, yet in China he's a manifold and arguable presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He was once a specialist at the layout of the recognized "Bird's Nest" stadium yet referred to as for an Olympic boycott; he acquired a chinese language modern artwork "lifetime success award" in 2008 yet used to be crushed by way of the police in reference to his "citizen research" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's web publication documents Ai's ardour, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his imaginative and prescient for China.

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