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Ai Weiwei (Limited Edition & Signed)

Hans Werner Holzwarth

ISBN 10: 3836546590 / ISBN 13: 9783836546591
Published by Taschen August 2014, 2014
Condition: New - Signed Hardcover
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Limited and numbered edition of 1,000 copies (No. 101-1,100). Each edition is signed by the artist. The comprehensive story of Ai Weiwei’s life and work Today Ai Weiwei enjoys a reputation far beyond the art world. While his vast social or performance-based interventions and appropriated object-based artworks have secured his place as one of the world’s leading conceptual artists, Ai is equally known as a social media phenomenon, a political activist, and an outspoken champion of free expression in his native China, where he earnt an 81-day police detention in 2011. This book, signed by the artist, is the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, it explores the artist's particular brand of expression and activism over more than 700 pages of images and text. Features: Many previously unseen images, from photos taken during Ai’s time in New York to production shots of large installations in the workshop and pictures from his studio. Essays from Uli Sigg, Ai’s long-time friend and former Swiss ambassador to China; Roger M. Buergel, who curated the 2007 Documenta and hosted the artist’s Fairytale piece; and experts on Chinese culture and politics, Carlos Rojas, William A. Callahan, and James J. Lally. Numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai Weiwei, conducted especially for this publication. Full-page chapter openers designed by the artist in traditional paper-cut style. The volume is wrapped in a silk scarf (110 cm x 100 cm, Habotai silk), based on a detail from Ai’s work Straight, a reference to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008. Bookseller Inventory # 167587

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Title: Ai Weiwei (Limited Edition & Signed)

Publisher: Taschen August 2014

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New - Signed

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En el límite del arte El monográfico completo de la vida y la obra de Ai Weiwei La reputación de Ai Weiwei excede con mucho los límites del mundillo del arte. Si bien tanto sus abundantes intervenciones en los medios sociales y sus performances como sus obras de arte apropiacionista basadas en objetos lo han consolidado como uno de los principales artistas conceptuales del mundo, Ai es también conocido por ser muy popular en las redes sociales, un activista político y adalid de la libertad de expresión en su China natal, lo que le valió pasar 81 días retenido por la policía china en 2011. Este libro constituye la primera monografía completa sobre la vida y la obra de Ai Weiwei, realizada en estrecha colaboración con el propio artista desde su estudio. A lo largo de más de 700 páginas, repasa la historia que hay tras el particular sello artístico y el activismo de Ai con acceso directo a sus archivos personales. La obra incluye: Textos de Uli Sigg, viejo amigo de Ai y antiguo embajador suizo en China; Roger M. Buergel, comisario de la Documenta 2007, que acogió la pieza Fairytale, y Carlos Rojas, William A. Callahan y James J. Lally, expertos en política y cultura chinas. Numerosas declaraciones extraídas de entrevistas realizadas a Ai Weiwei específicamente para esta publicación. Recortables a toda página diseñados por el artista. Cada ejemplar viene envuelto en un pañuelo de seda (110 cm x 110 cm, seda Habotai estampada digitalmente) que reproduce un detalle de Straight, la obra que Ai Weiwei creó en 2008 en alusión al terremoto de Sichuan. Edición limitada de 1.000 ejemplares (n.º 101-1.100). También disponible en una edición de arte limitada (n.º. 1-100).

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