By David Spalding

Across the world well known chinese language artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one in all modern art's so much newsworthy figures, famous for either his groundbreaking paintings and his outspoken stance on human rights, which finally ended in his debatable 2011 detainment. In an striking new large-scale venture, he turns his cognizance to Alcatraz—a position he can't stopover at simply because he's not approved to depart China, yet that stands as a world-famous image of either incarceration and protest. This e-book showcases a tremendous exhibition of site-specific, multimedia installations and sculptures Ai Weiwei has created for the island, on view from the autumn of 2014 during the spring of 2015. that includes attractive images and thought-provoking textual content, At huge is the fundamental rfile of this awesome occurring from one among today's so much celebrated artists.

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Over the next two and a half decades, as for all Chinese artists of that era, the conscience of the angry young man Ai Weiwei—bearing witness with his presence, his camera, and his attitude—would be tested and challenged by the changing world around him. From the early 2000s, following Beijing’s selection to host the 2008 Olympics, shifts in state cultural strategy and priorities allowed the emergence of a domestic contemporary art market and gallery scene. Chinese contemporary art had become molten hot on the international market, and many former “starving” artists who had once been critical of the Chinese government were now sporting what the Chinese call “success bellies,” boasting record-breaking auction prices and toeing the party line in their Prada shoes and Range Rovers.

His imposing piece Refraction evokes this tension, as does his With Wind installation. Flying kites was a beloved pastime for the residents of old Beijing, but kite making is now a dying craft. As evidenced by his previous collaborations with the traditional porcelain craftspeople of Jingdezhen, Ai Weiwei has an abiding interest in giving dying crafts new wings by using traditional techniques and artisans to render contemporary artworks. Kites in a prison pose the paradoxical image of the caged flight.

Picturing Dissent: The New York Photographs (1981–1993) By 1983, Ai Weiwei had found his niche in New York’s East Village. He studied for a time at Parsons School of Design but found the city itself to be a greater source of creative stimulation than the classroom. Ai Weiwei became close to luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg (the poet had met Ai Weiwei’s father during a visit to China), and his place became a crash pad for visiting Chinese culturati. Camera in hand, Ai Weiwei, with his need to bear witness, was already finding expression in his earliest artworks—by the time he left New York, he had amassed 10,000 black-and-white photographic negatives, from which 230 prints were produced for a traveling exhibition that premiered at the Three Shadows Photography Arts Centre in Beijing in 2009.

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