Download e-book for kindle: Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, by Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy

By Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy

In 2006, although he may slightly kind, China's most renowned artist begun running a blog. For greater than 3 years, Ai Weiwei grew to become out a gradual movement of scathing social statement, feedback of presidency coverage, ideas on paintings and structure, and autobiographical writings. He wrote concerning the Sichuan earthquake (and published an inventory of the schoolchildren who died as a result government's "tofu-dregs engineering"), reminisced approximately Andy Warhol and the East Village paintings scene, defined the irony of being investigated for "fraud" by way of the Ministry of Public safeguard, made a modest notion for tax assortment. Then, on June 1, 2009, chinese language specialists close down the weblog. This ebook bargains a suite of Ai's infamous on-line writings translated into English -- the main entire, public documentation of the unique chinese language weblog to be had in any language.The long island instances known as Ai "a determine of Warholian celebrity." he's a number one determine at the overseas paintings scene, a typical in museums and biennials, yet in China he's a manifold and debatable presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He used to be a specialist at the layout of the recognized "Bird's Nest" stadium yet referred to as for an Olympic boycott; he got a chinese language modern artwork "lifetime fulfillment award" in 2008 yet was once crushed by means of the police in reference to his "citizen research" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's weblog documents Ai's ardour, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his imaginative and prescient for China.

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