Author(s): Ai, Weiwei; Warsh, Larry
ISBN 10: 0691157669. See all ISBN's
ISBN 13: 9780691157665
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is known for his innovative use of social media to disseminate his views. The short quotations presented here have been carefully selected from articles, tweets, and interviews given by this acclaimed Chinese artist and activist. The book is organized into six categories: freedom of expression; art and activism; government, power, and moral choices; the digital world; history, the historical moment, and the future; and personal reflections.
Together, these quotes span some of the most revealing moments of Ai Weiwei's eventful career--from his risky investigation into student deaths in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to his arbitrary arrest in 2011--providing a window into the mind of one of the world's most electrifying and courageous contemporary artists.
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On Freedom of Expression
On Art and Activism
On Government, Power, and Making Moral Choices
On the Digital World
On History, the Historical Moment, and the Future
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ISBN 10: 0691157669, ISBN 13: 9780691157665, eISBN 10: 1400845858, eISBN 13: 9781400845859
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