Originally published: 2011.
Formerly CIP. Uk
Includes bibliographical references.
This book offers a definitive Ai Weiwei monograph, exploring each of his career phases in equal detail and depth. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai's development from his early New York days right through to his most recent practice. Focus moments include his international breakthrough in the early 2000s, his porcelain Sunflower Seeds at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, his response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and his police detention in 2011. With images including behind-the-scenes studio pictures and production shots and numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai, we gain privileged access to the artist's process, influences, and importance.