Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, by Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy

By Ai Weiwei,Lee Ambrozy

In 2006, even supposing he may slightly style, China's most renowned artist began running a blog. For greater than 3 years, Ai Weiwei grew to become out a gradual move of scathing social statement, feedback of presidency coverage, strategies on artwork 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 artwork scene, defined the irony of being investigated for "fraud" by way of the Ministry of Public safeguard, made a modest inspiration for tax assortment. Then, on June 1, 2009, chinese language gurus close down the weblog. This publication deals a set of Ai's infamous on-line writings translated into English -- the main entire, public documentation of the unique chinese language weblog on hand in any language.The manhattan instances referred to 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 arguable presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He used to be a expert at the layout of the well-known "Bird's Nest" stadium yet referred to as for an Olympic boycott; he bought a chinese language modern paintings "lifetime fulfillment award" in 2008 yet was once overwhelmed via the police in reference to his "citizen research" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's web publication documents Ai's ardour, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his imaginative and prescient for China.

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