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Ai Weiwei: On The Table

Artist
Ai Weiwei
Date
2015
Publisher
La Fabrica
Format
Monographs
Size
9 × 12 × 0.8 in
Length
208 pgs
Genre
Contemporary Art, Criticism, Installation Art, Photography, New Media
Description

Ai Weiwei: On the Table surveys the full scope of Weiwei’s career, from his early days in 1980s New York to his present-day status as the best-known and most influential Chinese artist in the world. Work by this media-savvy activist calling for greater freedom in China can now be found in leading contemporary art museums and collections worldwide; the image of his taunting, irreverent middle finger imposed atop touristy monuments and landscape photos has become ubiquitous, his sunflower seed installations iconic. This volume includes previously unseen new work, as well as a range of key pieces from the past 35 years, presented in a beautiful clothbound format.
Ai Weiwei (born 1957) spent his youth in exile, returning to Beijing at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. He lived in the US, mostly in New York, from 1981 to 1993, and in the wake of his exposure to the work of Warhol, Duchamp and Johns, began altering readymade objects and creating conceptually driven art. In 2008 he was commissioned as the artistic design consultant for the Beijing National Stadium built for the Summer Olympics. The artist has openly criticized the Chinese government and was famously incarcerated for 81 days in 2011 on no official charges.

Hardcover, clothbound, b&w and colour throughout.

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