9783942405508-3942405504-Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993

Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993

ISBN-13: 9783942405508
ISBN-10: 3942405504
Edition: 1st
Author: Weiwei, Ai
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Gestalten
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783942405508
ISBN-10: 3942405504
Edition: 1st
Author: Weiwei, Ai
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Gestalten
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Weiwei, Ai wrote Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993 comprising 336 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3942405504 and 9783942405508. Since then Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. Beijing 1957; lives and works in Beijing) spent the years from 1983 to 1993 in New York. During this time, he took more than 10,000 black-and-white photographs of life in the American metropolis; when he returned to China, the pictures, mostly negatives, were in his luggage. After leaving them untouched for years, Ai made a selection of 226 photographs that were developed and shown at the Three Shadows Art Centre, Beijing, in 2010. These pictures are now on display at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, the first time they are shown in Germany; they are also presented in this illustrated book. For the young Ai Weiwei--today China's most famous contemporary artist--his long stay in the United States was a period that shaped his style and set the stage for his future career as an artist. He lived in a tiny apartment in New York's East Village and was an active member of the neighborhood's arts scene. In the 1980s, New York also promised Chinese artists freedo
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