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Ai, Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei : never sorry by Alison Klayman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 985 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 602 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's blog : writings, interviews, and digital rants, 2006-2009 by Weiwei Ai( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three years Weiwei, the most celebrated artist in China & an outspoken social critic, compiled a blog in which he ranged widely over issues of the day as well as art matters. This translation offers a complete documentation of his blog, which was closed down by the government of China on 1st June 2009
Ai Weiwei by Weiwei Ai( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 462 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 445 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 172 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
Michael Maltzan : alternate ground by Raymund Ryan( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei : under construction by Charles Merewether( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
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 123 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
Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei : Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 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 : the fake case by Andreas Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 108 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
Hanging man : the arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 103 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
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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairytale by Weiwei Ai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairytale is a documentary film by the well-known Chinese artist, architect, curator and documentary filmmaker Ai Weiwei. It documents his project Fairytale for Europe's most innovative five-year art event Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany in 2007: Ai Weiwei invited 1001 Chinese citizens of different ages and from various backgrounds to Germany to experience their own fairytale for 28 days. Fairytale was judged one of the most sensational artworks at the Documenta 12. The 152-minute film documents the whole process beginning with the preparations for the project, through the challenges that the participants had to face, up to the actual journey to Germany, as well as the artist's ideas behind the work. [cover]
Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh : German Pavilion 2013, 55th International Art Exhibition, La biennale di Venezia( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi Peng : me, myself, and I by Peng Chi( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. 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 81 days. On his release, the government claimed that his imprisonment related to tax evasion. Howard Brenton's new play is based on Ai Weiwei's account in Barnaby Martin's book Hanging Man, in which he told the story of that imprisonment - by turns su
Xie Nanxing : works, 1992-2008 = Xie Nanxing : zuo pin 1992-2008 by Nanxing Xie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ai Veivei

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Zeng, Xiaojun 1954-

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Ai WeiweiMichael 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 taiFairytaleChi Peng : me, myself, and IXie Nanxing : works, 1992-2008 = Xie Nanxing : zuo pin 1992-2008