Ai WEIWEI - New York 1983-1993

Ai Weiwei

Published by Distanz Publ, 2011
ISBN 10: 3942405504 / ISBN 13: 9783942405508
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Ten years of Ai Weiwei. Mint unopened copy. 11 x 11, 327 pp, b/w photos & illus. New, still in unopened shrinkwrap. Trade paperback in white wraps w b/w author-photo portraits. Bookseller Inventory # 32007

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Synopsis: The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. Beijing 1957; lives and works in Beijing) spent the years from 1983 to 1993 in New York. During this time, he took more than 10,000 black-and-white photographs of life in the American metropolis; when he returned to China, the pictures, mostly negatives, were in his luggage. After leaving them untouched for years, Ai made a selection of 226 photographs that were developed and shown at the Three Shadows Art Centre, Beijing, in 2010. These pictures are now on display at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, the first time they are shown in Germany; they are also presented in this illustrated book. For the young Ai Weiwei—today China’s most famous contemporary artist—his long stay in the United States was a period that shaped his style and set the stage for his future career as an artist. He lived in a tiny apartment in New York’s East Village and was an active member of the neighborhood’s arts scene. In the 1980s, New York also promised Chinese artists freedom from the repressions they faced in their native country. Ai’s camera captured scenes of life in New York: riots in Tompkins Square Park, transvestites at the Wigstockfestival, homeless people in the Bowery. Other pictures are portraits of Chinese and American artists and friends. These photographs are unique documents of an artistically and politically exciting time as seen through the eyes of an artist from China. With essays by John Tancock and Stephanie H. Tung, curator, Three ShadowsArt Centre, Beijing, as well as a conversation between Ai Weiwei and Stephanie H. Tung.

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Title: Ai WEIWEI - New York 1983-1993
Publisher: Distanz Publ
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Soft cover
Edition: 1st edition..

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Book Description Berlin, Distanz, 2011, 1. Aufl., 336 p., m. Abb., 28 x 28, brosch. / paperback. (978-3-942405-50-8), 2011. brosch. / paperback. Condition: 0. 1. Aufl.. Die Jahre 1983 bis 1993 verbrachte der Chinese Ai Weiwei (geb. 1957 in Peking, lebt und arbeitet in Peking) in New York. In dieser Zeit machte er über 10.000 Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografien vom Leben in der amerikanischen Metropole, die er, größtenteils als Negative, bei seiner Rückkehr nach China im Gepäck hatte. Nachdem sie jahrelang unberührt geblieben waren, wurde 2010 eine von Ai getroffene Auswahl von 226 Fotografien entwickelt und im Pekinger Three Shadows Art Centre ausgestellt. Diese Bilder sind nun erstmalig in einem Bildband zu sehen. (Sehr gut erhalten.) Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200. Seller Inventory # 900472

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Book Description Distanz Publishing, Berlin, 2010. Original-Broschur. Condition: Gut. 1. Auflage. reich bebildert, auf Titel signiert von den chinesischen Künstler Ai Weiwei (*1957), leichte Gebrauchsspuren. signed by artist Size: 4°. Vom Künstler signiert. Buch. Seller Inventory # 013730

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