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    Description'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, he discusses the many dimensions of his artistic life, ranging over subjects including ceramics, blogging, nature, philosophy and the myriad influences that have fed into his work. He also talks candidly about his father, his childhood spent in exile and his criticism of the Chinese state. Together, these extraordinary discussions give a unique insight into the outstanding complexity of Ai Weiwei's thought and work, and are an essential reminder of the need for personal, political and artistic freedom.


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    Title
    Ai Weiwei Speaks
    Subtitle
    with Hans Ulrich Obrist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans-Ulrich Obrist, By (author) Weiwei Ai
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 117 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241957547
    ISBN 10: 0241957540
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, ART019000, ART015110
    B&T Approval Code: A02304048, A02100000
    BISAC V2.8: ART037000
    DC23: 709.2
    Thema V1.0: AB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    13 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist, designer, architect, curator, blogger and publisher. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and critic. Since 2006 he has been Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
    Review quote
    Ai Weiwei is the kind of visionary any nation should be proud to count among its creative class. He has drawn the world's attention to the vibrancy of contemporary Chinese culture...For the world, Ai continues to represent the promise of China. -- Jon Huntsman, US Ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011 Time Magazine, 100 Most Influential People in the World 2011 Ai Weiwei is the message -- Will Gompertz BBC