Ai Weiwei Speaks

Ai Weiwei Speaks : with Hans Ulrich Obrist

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A new edition of conversations between the artist Ai Wei Wei and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, coming up to the present day

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 are an essential reminder of the need for personal, political and artistic freedom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 14mm | 160g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0141983914
  • 9780141983912
  • 468,425

Review Text

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
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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 *
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About Hans Ulrich Obrist

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.
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