Ai Weiwei: According To What? by Kerry BrougherAi Weiwei: According To What? by Kerry Brougher

Ai Weiwei: According To What?

byKerry Brougher, Mami Kataoka, Charles Charles Merewether

Hardcover | October 9, 2012

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A leading figure among Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that poses fundamental questions about the ways in which art and culture interrelate with society and how society interrelates with individual existence. As a result of his internationally acclaimed work and his direct engagement with Chinese policies and politics, Ai has been thrust into the global spotlight. Featuring his most significant works since 2000, this catalog offers insight into the artist’s use of simple forms and artistic methods reminiscent of Conceptual and Minimal art, his preoccupation with the traditional design of furniture and other daily objects, and his iconoclastic attitudes toward traditional values and political authority. The book includes works in sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific architectural installations, making it an invaluable resource on Ai’s enormously diverse oeuvre.
Title:Ai Weiwei: According To What?Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 11.38 × 8.81 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:11.38 × 8.81 × 0.75 inPublished:October 9, 2012Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3791352407

ISBN - 13:9783791352404


Editorial Reviews

"This superb volume of commentary and colorplates presents an enlightening and moving overview of Ai’s diverse, strongly conceptual, and socially conscious body of work." —Booklist"[A] fine introduction to [Ai’s] intelligent, humane body of work. …This catalog is an excellent first step toward exploring all that Ai Weiwei has accomplished so far." —Library Journal "Ranging from photography and video to sculpture and architecture, it’s a primer on the recent output of one of the world’s most important artists." – Art Info"This very important publication is a must read." —Choice