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Ai, Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei : never sorry by Alison Klayman( Visual )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government
Art:21. art in the twenty-first century by Susan Sollins( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Spotlights contemporary artists at work from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil
Ai Weiwei by Weiwei Ai( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and German and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei's work is an audacious blend of old and new, Western and Eastern, serious and irreverent. He has translated the readymade into a new artistic language, fusing neolithic pottery, fourteenth-century doors and seventeenth-century temple beams into surprising, at times shocking sculptures. He has documented his disdain for authority by giving the finger to the Tiananmen in Beijing, the Reichstag in Berlin and the White House in Washington (Study of Perspective, 1993-2005). And he has captured the mundane urban sprawl of his home city in a 150-hour video (Beijing 2003, 2003) that even dwarfs Andy Warhol's notorious eight-hour Empire. Ai Weiwei grew up on the edge of the Gobi desert in China's Western provinces. In the late 1970s he moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective know as the Stars group. In 1981, following government retaliation against their exhibitions, he moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived for twelve years, eventually returning to China when his father fell ill in 1993. Settling in Beijing, Ai became a rallying figure in a burgeoning new art scene. Taking up his art in earnest, he also emerged as a surprising and celebrated architect. (In addition to his numerous commissions for buildings in Beijing and beyond, he provided Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron with the inspiration for their celebrated Beijing National Stadium, home to the 2008 Olympics.) What marks Ai as a truly twenty-first-century artist is precisely this multiplicity of roles: not just artist, designer and architect, but also curator, publisher, Web blogger and compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists. His outsize public persona is an integral part of his art. Although his outspoken views have brought him unwanted attention from the State, they have also generated excitement far beyond China's borders. His work has been increasingly featured in the world's most significant exhibitions, including Ducumenta 12 (2007), the 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial (2007) and the 15 Biennale of Sydney (2006), in the process providing the world with a inside view into one of the most exciting new art scenes. Karen Smith's Survey traces the artist's remarkable career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his recent emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect. In the Interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses with the artist his father's artistic training and subsequent exile and the effects they had on his own views on art and authority. Bernard Fibicher's Focus looks at the monumental light sculpture Descending Light (2007). Artist's Choice features a poem by Ai Qing, one of China's most important twentieth-century writers. Artist's Writings include entries from Ai's blog, seen by millions of visitors each year and celebrated for its thoughtful and candid remarks on the subjects of art, politics and culture
Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism by Weiwei Ai( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outspoken, provocative, and prolific, the artist Ai Weiwei is an international phenomenon. In recent years, he has produced an astonishingly varied body of work while continuing his role as activist, provocateur, and conscience of a nation. Ai Weiwei is under "city arrest" in Beijing after an 81-day imprisonment; he is accused of tax evasion, but many suspect he is being punished for his political activism, including his exposure of shoddy school building practices that led to the deaths of thousands of children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2009, he was badly beaten by the police during his earthquake investigations. Ai Weiwei's work reflects his multiple artistic identities as conceptual artist, architect, filmmaker, designer, curator, writer, and publisher. This monumental volume, developed in association with the artist, draws on the full breadth of Ai Weiwei's architectural, installation, and activist work, with a focus on his use of space. It documents a huge range of international projects with drawings, plans, and photographs of finished work. It also includes excerpts from Ai Weiwei's famous blog (shut down by Chinese authorities in 2009), in which he offers pithy and scathing commentary on the world around him. Essays by leading critics and art historians and interviews with the artist, drawing out his central concerns, accompany the 450 beautifully reproduced color illustrations of his work."--Publisher's website
Breaking the Wall to the Arts : How the Internet Opens a New Era of Creative Expression Beyond Boundaries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Ai Weiwei is the first artist in history able to use digital media with the same effectiveness of sculpture, architecture, photography, film, music, performance. By using social media as a platform for active, sociopolitical engagement, he is one of the most influential living artists and the ultimate "dissident for the digital age". For his role in uncovering corruption in Sichuan schools following the area's 2008 earthquake he got arrested, was held by the Chinese government for 81 days, and hospitalized for injuries. The authorities have not yet returned his passport, preventing him from attending his numerous shows outside China, like his recent participation at the Venice Biennale, or commencing his work as a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. Together with Olafur Eliasson, another icon of public art, Weiwei discusses the role of the internet in the future of human rights via live video connection. At Falling Walls, they will announce their first joint effort, a digital public art platform dedicated to freedom of expression and creative collaboration
Astro noise : a survival guide for living under total surveillance by Laura Poitras( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Poitras: Astro Noise" is the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantánamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture. For the exhibition, Poitras is creating an interrelated series of installations in the Whitney's eighth-floor Hurst Family Galleries. The exhibition expands on her project to document post-9/11 America, engaging visitors in formats outside her non-fiction filmmaking. Instead she will create immersive environments that incorporate documentary footage, architectural interventions, primary documents, and narrative structures to invite visitors to interact with the material in strikingly intimate and direct ways. The title, "Astro Noise", refers to the faint background disturbance of thermal radiation left over from the Big Bang and is the name Edward Snowden gave to an encrypted file containing evidence of mass surveillance by the National security Agency that he shared with Poitras in 2013. The Snowden archive partially inspired Poitras's presentation at the Whitney--
Michael Maltzan : alternate ground by Raymund Ryan( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei : Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008, Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei joined forces to design the celebrated Beijing National Stadium for the Olympic Games. In 2012, the team came together again for the Serpentine Gallery's acclaimed annual commission, as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. Their pavilion takes visitors beneath the Serpentine's lawn to explore the hidden history of its previous pavilions. Supporting the structure from below, eleven columns symbolize past pavilions, and a twelfth represents the current one. The pavilion's interior is clad in cork, to evoke the excavated earth, and is built as a network of pathways and trenches. Herzog & de Meuron and Weiwei's archaeological approach creates a space that invites visitors to look beneath the surface of the park as well as back in time to the inspiration of earlier structures.--Provided by publisher
Ai Weiwei : under construction by Charles Merewether( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strikingly designed book explores the questions of cultural violence and history in the work of controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Published to coincide with an April 30June 29 exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Ai Weiwei: Under Construction includes two new Sydney commissions
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Ai Weiwei : the fake case by Andreas Johnsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ai Weiwei is one the most prolific and influential artists of our time. He is also one of the most controversial, as the Chinese government attempted to censor and disgrace Ai with a brutal 81-day stint in solitary comfinement and a trumped-up tax-evasion lawsuit known as 'The Fake Case'. ... Along the way, Ai became something of a folk hero, as he refused to buckle to authoritarian oppression."--Container
Shanshui : poetry without sound? : landscape in Chinese contemporary art = [Shanshui] : poesie ohne Worte? : landschaft in der chinesischen gegenwartskunst( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry Without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art. Comprehensive survey of the latest trends in Chinese landscape painting. Shanshui--the emotional space of the landscape is rediscovered as a medium for individual artistic expression."--Publisher's website
Hanging man : the arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2010, Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds appeared in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern. In April 2011, he was arrested and held for over two months, in terrible conditions. This title offers an exploration of Weiwei's life, art and activism. It is about courage and hope found in the absence of freedom and justice
Traces of survival : drawings of refugees in Iraq( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces of Survival communicates to the world visually the tragedies that have befallen entire communities in Iraq due to the ISIS onslaught that has left over 1.8 million people internally displaced. The drawings in this book were created by the refugees in three camps in northern Iraq.Representatives from the Ruya Foundation took simple art materials to the camps - sketch books, pencils, felt tip pens, pastels, erasers and sharpeners - and invited people to tell the world about their feelings and experiences through their drawings and words. The first camp, near Dohuk, was newly built and sheltered over 4,000 Yezidi families, all refugees from Mount Sinjar. Their participation in the project seemed to be collectively therapeutic and its intensity was extremely moving. Baharka, the second camp, was home to over 8,000 families, mostly from in and around Mosul. Many elderly people were involved, who often chose poetry when images failed them. The third camp, in Ainkawa, was overpopulated and under-resourced. Situated in the grounds of a Catholic church, it housed over 135 families from the Christian village of Karakosh, outside Mosul. The drawings from each camp demonstrate the specific fears and concerns of those temporarily living there: farmers, teachers, mothers, lawyers. The project was devised as an exhibition to accompany the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015, commissioned by the Ruya Foundation. It was difficult to imagine participating in Venice without giving some context to the unimaginable horrors endured by individuals, especially women and those from certain religious groups, under ISIS in Iraq. Therefore it seemed appropriate to use the visual language of art to communicate the refugees' experiences to the biennale's audience. The Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture believes that the simple visual language of the drawings transcends borders and national identity, so humanising the plight of victims of terrorism and violence in an accessible way. All 350 drawings are included in the book and Ai Weiwei's selection of 80 is prominently presented. Traces of Survival will be launched at the Venice Biennale in May 2015 with proceeds from sales going to the artists. Tamara Chalabi, Ruya Foundation chairman, and Philippe Van Cauteren, director of S.M.A.K and curator of the 2015 Iraq Pavilion at Venice, met with Ai Weiwei in Beijing, and he made a personal selection from the drawings. As an artist and political activist who has been a refugee in his own country, has lived through several exiles since childhood and has also lost his home, Ai Weiwei was the perfect choice to support this project and to increase its exposure internationally." from publishers website
Zhongguo dang dai yi shu fang tan lu : Zhongguo dang dai yi shu jiang, 1998-2002( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh : German Pavilion 2013, 55th International Art Exhibition, La biennale di Venezia by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of things = shi wu zhuang tai( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richness of life : the personal photographs of contemporary Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong : 1984-2006 by Xiaodong Liu( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#Aiww : the arrest of Ai Weiwei by Howard Brenton( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel 'could damage state security', he was escorted to a van by officials, after which he disappeared for eighty-one days. On his release, the government claimed that his imprisonment related to tax evasion
Chi Peng : me, myself, and I by Peng Chi( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ai Weiwei
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Ai, Ueiuei

Ai Veivei

Ai, Wei-wei

ai wei wei 1957-

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Ai Weiwei Artista conceptual chinés

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Wei, Ai Wei

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Zeng, Xiaojun 1954-

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艾未未 中国艺术家

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Michael Maltzan : alternate groundAi Weiwei : under constructionShanshui : poetry without sound? : landscape in Chinese contemporary art = [Shanshui] : poesie ohne Worte? : landschaft in der chinesischen gegenwartskunstZhongguo dang dai yi shu fang tan lu : Zhongguo dang dai yi shu jiang, 1998-2002The state of things = shi wu zhuang taiThe richness of life : the personal photographs of contemporary Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong : 1984-2006Chi Peng : me, myself, and I