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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei


Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bernard Fibicher, Ai Qing

ISBN 9780714848891

Ai Weiwei’s work is an audacious blend of old and new, Western and Eastern, serious and irreverent. Often working with ancient materials – beams from destroyed temples, Han dynasty urns – Ai Weiwei creates ingenious sculptures that break new artistic ground while commenting on the rapid transformation of contemporary China.
Karen Smith's survey traces the artist’s career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his later emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect.

  • Paperback
  • 290 x 250 mm
  • 160 pages
  • 200 colour illustrations