9780262039154-026203915X-Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 (The MIT Press)

Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 (The MIT Press)

ISBN-13: 9780262039154
ISBN-10: 026203915X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Weiwei, Ai, Tancock, John, Tung, Stephanie H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780262039154
ISBN-10: 026203915X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Weiwei, Ai, Tancock, John, Tung, Stephanie H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Weiwei, Ai, Tancock, John, Tung, Stephanie H. wrote Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 (The MIT Press) comprising 400 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 026203915X and 9780262039154. Since then Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 (The MIT Press) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.90 or rent at the marketplace.

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An autobiography in pictures: photographs taken by Ai Weiwei that capture his emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today.

Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993–2003 is an autobiography in pictures. Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became the art world's most famous missing person. Since then, Ai Weiwei's critiques of China's repressive regime have ranged from playful photographs of his raised middle finger in front of Tiananmen Square to searing memorials to the more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died in shoddy government construction in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become a hero on social media to millions of Chinese citizens.

This book, prohibited from publication in China, offers an intimate look at Ai Weiwei's world in the years after his return from New York and preceding his imprisonment and global superstardom. The photographs capture Ai's emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today. There is no more revealing portrait of Ai Weiwei's life in China than this.

The book contains more than 600 carefully sequenced images culled from an archive of more than 40,000 photographs taken by Ai: a narrative arc carefully shaped by an artist keenly aware of photography's ability to tell stories. It includes a shattering series of photographs taken between 1993 and 1996 devoted to the final illness and death of Ai's father Ai Qing. The book is a sequel to Ai Weiwei: New York 1983–1993, a privately published book that collected photographs taken by Ai during his years on the New York art scene.

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