Ai Weiwei. Art EditionEdition of 100Marble sculpture (Chinese marble from the Fangshan District), 18.2 x 76.3 x 52.2 cm (7.1 x 30 x 20.5 in.), hardcover volume, 33 x 44 cm (12.9 x 17.3 in.), wrapped in a silk scarf (Habotai silk, handrolled edges), 110 x 100 cm (43.3 x 40 in.), 724 pages25000Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco Disponibilità: Esaurito
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This volume, signed by the artist, is wrapped in a silk scarf, which reproduces a detail of Ai's work Straight, a reference to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008. Made in close collaboration with Ai Weiwei, the book features paper cut chapter openers designed by the artist, numerous previously unseen images from his archive, as well as statements on his work from exclusive interviews.
Art Edition (No. 1–100), each signed by Ai Weiwei and presented with a marble bookstand created in the artist’s workshop
Ai Weiwei. Art Edition25000
The Artist Activist
The first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work
- Limited and numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by the artist
- Each presented with a specially designed sculpture by the artist, a marble book stand (18.2 x 76.3 x 52.2 cm / 7.1 x 30 x 20.5 in., 105 kg)
- The marble originates from Fangshan District, located at the southwest region of Beijing. In the past, these were imperial quarries that provided marble for Ming and Qing emperors, and were used in temples and palaces
- The volume is wrapped in a silk scarf (110 x 100 cm / 43.3 x 40 in., Habotai silk), which reproduces a detail of Ai Weiwei's work Straight, a reference to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008
- Full page cut out chapter openers designed by the artist
- 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
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.
Nato a Pechino nel 1957, Ai Weiwei è famoso per le sue forti dichiarazioni estetiche, che risuonano in tutto il mondo geopolitico moderno. Dall’architettura alle installazioni, dai social media ai documentari, Ai usa una vasta gamma di media per offrire al suo pubblico nuove prospettive da cui analizzare la società e i suoi valori. Nel 2015 ha ricevuto da Amnesty International l’Ambassador of Conscience Award, e nel 2012 il premio Václav Havel per il dissenso creativo dalla Fondazione per i diritti umani. Il suo primo lungometraggio, il documentario Human Flow, è stato presentato in concorso alla 74a Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia. Attualmente risiede e lavora a Berlino.
Ai Weiwei. Art EditionEdition of 100Marble sculpture (Chinese marble from the Fangshan District), 18.2 x 76.3 x 52.2 cm (7.1 x 30 x 20.5 in.), hardcover volume, 33 x 44 cm (12.9 x 17.3 in.), wrapped in a silk scarf (Habotai silk, handrolled edges), 110 x 100 cm (43.3 x 40 in.), 724 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4671-3Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco