AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants,


AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 Manifestos and immodest proposals from China s most famous artist and activist, culled from his popular blog, shut down by Chinese authorities in In , even though he could barely type, China s most famous artist started blogging For than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographical writings He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government s tofu dregs engineering , reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene, described the irony of being investigated for fraud by the Ministry of Public Security, made a modest proposal for tax collection Then, on June Chinese authorities shut down the blog This book offers a collection of Ai s notorious online writings translated into English the most complete, public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any languageThe New York Times called Ai a figure of Warholian celebrity He is a leading figure on the international art scene, a regular in museums and biennials, but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice seeker He was a consultant on the design of the famous Bird s Nest stadium but called for an Olympic boycott he received a Chinese Contemporary Art lifetime achievement award inbut was beaten by the police in connection with his citizen investigation of earthquake casualties inAi Weiwei s Blog documents Ai s passion, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his vision for China ➭ [Ebook] ➨ Enna Burning By Shannon Hale ➹ – 9facts.co.uk culled from his popular blog ☉ Uvod u likovne umetnosti PDF / Epub ❤ Author Pavle Vasić – 9facts.co.uk shut down by Chinese authorities in In ❮Ebook❯ ➮ Collared (Going to the Dogs ➯ Author Zoe Dawson – 9facts.co.uk even though he could barely type ➽ [Reading] ➿ The City In History By Lewis Mumford ➲ – 9facts.co.uk China s most famous artist started blogging For than three years ➱ [Read] ➬ Total Quality Control for Management By Masao Nemoto ➼ – 9facts.co.uk Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary [Reading] ➮ Kapetan Džon Piplfoks ➶ Dušan Radović – 9facts.co.uk criticism of government policy ❰Lireing❯ ➿ Guide du Routard Bretagne Nord 2017 Auteur Collectif – 9facts.co.uk thoughts on art and architecture ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, Author Sapir Englard – 9facts.co.uk and autobiographical writings He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government s tofu dregs engineering [EPUB] ✷ Tragom brodskog dnevnika By Milivoj Matošec – 9facts.co.uk reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene [Reading] ➶ In the Freud Archives Author Janet Malcolm – 9facts.co.uk described the irony of being investigated for fraud by the Ministry of Public Security ❰Read❯ ➵ Hitler Author D. Harlan Wilson – 9facts.co.uk made a modest proposal for tax collection Then ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ In Allegiance Author Kate Islay – 9facts.co.uk on June Chinese authorities shut down the blog This book offers a collection of Ai s notorious online writings translated into English the most complete [Download] ➾ Gold Tithings Author Kate Islay – 9facts.co.uk public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any languageThe New York Times called Ai a figure of Warholian celebrity He is a leading figure on the international art scene ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ Tool Materials (ASM Specialty Handbook) ⚡ Author J.R. Davis – 9facts.co.uk a regular in museums and biennials ✍ Kuvarove kletve i druge gadosti pdf ✎ Author Srđan V. Tešin – 9facts.co.uk but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence artist [PDF / Epub] ★ Plays from African Tales By Barbara Winther – 9facts.co.uk architect [Read] ➬ Mali pirat By Anto Staničić – 9facts.co.uk curator [Reading] ➿ Thyme out ➶ Katie Fforde – 9facts.co.uk social critic ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Sudbina i komentari Author Radoslav Petković – 9facts.co.uk justice seeker He was a consultant on the design of the famous Bird s Nest stadium but called for an Olympic boycott he received a Chinese Contemporary Art lifetime achievement award inbut was beaten by the police in connection with his citizen investigation of earthquake casualties inAi Weiwei s Blog documents Ai s passion ❰Reading❯ ➿ Nije smrt biciklo Author Biljana Srbljanović – 9facts.co.uk his genius ❰Read❯ ➪ Ako je verovati mojoj baki Author Desanka Maksimović – 9facts.co.uk his hubris ❰Read❯ ➪ Rightfully the Alpha Female Author Twyllie – 9facts.co.uk his righteous anger [Reading] ➭ Poslije svega (After, ➵ Anna Todd – 9facts.co.uk and his vision for China I read this book at a very peculiar time Our local art museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, was opening the Summer of China, the only exhibit in the U.S to open in collaboration with the Chinese government at the time of the imprisonment of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei At the same time, my mother had suffered a terrible injury She had been in a burn unit at a local hospital where my partner and I stayed with her around the clock for weeks on end When my mom became weaker and weaker, we made the I read this book at a very peculiar time Our local art museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, was opening the Summer of China, the only exhibit in the U.S to open in collaboration with the Chinese government at the time of the imprisonment of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei At the same time, my mother had suffered a terrible injury She had been in a burn unit at a local hospital where my partner and I stayed with her around the clock for weeks on end When my mom became weaker and weaker, we made the decision to take her home and care for her there This meant dressing wounds, doing physical therapy, making her high calorie shakes to keep weight on her, and many other little travails It was just the two of us most hours of the day I took family leave time to care for her Though I wasn t in the newsroom, I ended up writing a story about Ai s imprisonment and the implications for MAM from home At some point, I decided to do a daily blog post reflecting on Ai Weiwei s ideas for as long as he remained held It seemed like a small act of support for this important artist and appropriate for an art critic in a city celebrating The Summer of China So after a day of caring from my mom, I would crawl into bed, tired and emotionally drained, and open this book, excerpts of a blog scrubbed from the internet by Chinese authorities and written in Chinese I found Ai s posts to be hilarious andinsightful and substantial than you might expect from an artist who takes pictures of himself flipping off the White House It was difficult to choose what I would reflect on in my blog posts, there was just so much worth considering We should all be grateful to MIT Press for translating and publishing Ai s blog scrive Lu Xun Immagina una stanza di ferro, assolutamente priva di finestre e indistruttibile, dove dormono profondamente molte persone, che fra breve moriranno soffocate e che, passando dal sonno alla morte, non sentiranno assolutamente lo strazio della fine Se adesso tu ti metti a gridare svegliando quelli che hanno il sonno pi leggero e costringi questi pochi sfortunati a provare la sofferenza della loro inevitabile fine, credi di rendere loro un servigio Ma se alcuni si svegliano, non puoi scrive Lu Xun Immagina una stanza di ferro, assolutamente priva di finestre e indistruttibile, dove dormono profondamente molte persone, che fra breve moriranno soffocate e che, passando dal sonno alla morte, non sentiranno assolutamente lo strazio della fine Se adesso tu ti metti a gridare svegliando quelli che hanno il sonno pi leggero e costringi questi pochi sfortunati a provare la sofferenza della loro inevitabile fine, credi di rendere loro un servigio Ma se alcuni si svegliano, non puoi affermare che non ci sia alcuna speranza di distruggere la stanza di ferro.E vero, sebbene avessi le mie convinzioni non potevo cancellare la speranza, poich questa nel futuro, n potevo, con la mia testimonianza confutare la sua certezza Ecco Ai Weiwei fa solo questo urla in una stanza di ferro sperando di svegliare chi ci sta dormendoe le sue sono grida di dolore, di speranza e di indignazionela Cina ha bisogno di molta gente che si metta a gridare, perch ormai non rimasto altro da farela prosa semplicei concetti espressi lo sono ancora di pi la mente lucida di Ai Weiwei esprime il suo parere su situazioni che altri nemmeno vedono, guarda attraverso le vane parole di quelli che parlano per darsi un contegno e, da persona semplice quale , arriva immediatamente al punto non abbiamo bisogno di girare intorno alle cose, la vita deve essere vivibile e gli oggetti la devono rendere comodatutto quain effetti portato all estremo il concetto stesso di architettura uso dello spazio in maniera funzionalee lui usa pure il cervello nella stessa manieralo additano come pazzoma solo perch va contro il pensare comunee contro la comodit di chi si adagiato nel sistema e non ne vede i difettiinteressante davvero Comprai questo testo al bookshop della mostra su Ai Weiwei tenuta a Firenze a cavallo tra 2016 e 2017 Si tratta di una raccolta selezionata di articoli scritti sul suo blog, prima che fosse chiuso dalla censura cinese nel 2009 Si parla di politica, di societ , di diritti umani, anche di arte e architettura e Ai Weiwei lo fa sempre con lo spirito che lo contraddistingue all interno dei suoi lavori, ovvero con sincerit e senza peli sulla lingua A volte sono vere e proprie invettive Alla lunga Comprai questo testo al bookshop della mostra su Ai Weiwei tenuta a Firenze a cavallo tra 2016 e 2017 Si tratta di una raccolta selezionata di articoli scritti sul suo blog, prima che fosse chiuso dalla censura cinese nel 2009 Si parla di politica, di societ , di diritti umani, anche di arte e architettura e Ai Weiwei lo fa sempre con lo spirito che lo contraddistingue all interno dei suoi lavori, ovvero con sincerit e senza peli sulla lingua A volte sono vere e proprie invettive Alla lunga i temi si ripetono e gli articoli sembrano simili tra loro e il volume pi lungo di quello che sembra, per resta una lettura interessante per chi vuole capire cosa succedeva in Cina dieci dodici anni fa e quali sono stati i disagi e i problemi che i cittadini con la volont di rivendicare i propri diritti hanno dovuto affrontare

    ➭ [Ebook] ➨ Enna Burning By Shannon Hale ➹ – 9facts.co.uk culled from his popular blog ☉ Uvod u likovne umetnosti PDF / Epub ❤ Author Pavle Vasić – 9facts.co.uk shut down by Chinese authorities in In ❮Ebook❯ ➮ Collared (Going to the Dogs ➯ Author Zoe Dawson – 9facts.co.uk even though he could barely type ➽ [Reading] ➿ The City In History By Lewis Mumford ➲ – 9facts.co.uk China s most famous artist started blogging For than three years ➱ [Read] ➬ Total Quality Control for Management By Masao Nemoto ➼ – 9facts.co.uk Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary [Reading] ➮ Kapetan Džon Piplfoks ➶ Dušan Radović – 9facts.co.uk criticism of government policy ❰Lireing❯ ➿ Guide du Routard Bretagne Nord 2017 Auteur Collectif – 9facts.co.uk thoughts on art and architecture ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, Author Sapir Englard – 9facts.co.uk and autobiographical writings He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government s tofu dregs engineering [EPUB] ✷ Tragom brodskog dnevnika By Milivoj Matošec – 9facts.co.uk reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene [Reading] ➶ In the Freud Archives Author Janet Malcolm – 9facts.co.uk described the irony of being investigated for fraud by the Ministry of Public Security ❰Read❯ ➵ Hitler Author D. Harlan Wilson – 9facts.co.uk made a modest proposal for tax collection Then ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ In Allegiance Author Kate Islay – 9facts.co.uk on June Chinese authorities shut down the blog This book offers a collection of Ai s notorious online writings translated into English the most complete [Download] ➾ Gold Tithings Author Kate Islay – 9facts.co.uk public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any languageThe New York Times called Ai a figure of Warholian celebrity He is a leading figure on the international art scene ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ Tool Materials (ASM Specialty Handbook) ⚡ Author J.R. Davis – 9facts.co.uk a regular in museums and biennials ✍ Kuvarove kletve i druge gadosti pdf ✎ Author Srđan V. Tešin – 9facts.co.uk but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence artist [PDF / Epub] ★ Plays from African Tales By Barbara Winther – 9facts.co.uk architect [Read] ➬ Mali pirat By Anto Staničić – 9facts.co.uk curator [Reading] ➿ Thyme out ➶ Katie Fforde – 9facts.co.uk social critic ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Sudbina i komentari Author Radoslav Petković – 9facts.co.uk justice seeker He was a consultant on the design of the famous Bird s Nest stadium but called for an Olympic boycott he received a Chinese Contemporary Art lifetime achievement award inbut was beaten by the police in connection with his citizen investigation of earthquake casualties inAi Weiwei s Blog documents Ai s passion ❰Reading❯ ➿ Nije smrt biciklo Author Biljana Srbljanović – 9facts.co.uk his genius ❰Read❯ ➪ Ako je verovati mojoj baki Author Desanka Maksimović – 9facts.co.uk his hubris ❰Read❯ ➪ Rightfully the Alpha Female Author Twyllie – 9facts.co.uk his righteous anger [Reading] ➭ Poslije svega (After, ➵ Anna Todd – 9facts.co.uk and his vision for China I read this book at a very peculiar time Our local art museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, was opening the Summer of China, the only exhibit in the U.S to open in collaboration with the Chinese government at the time of the imprisonment of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei At the same time, my mother had suffered a terrible injury She had been in a burn unit at a local hospital where my partner and I stayed with her around the clock for weeks on end When my mom became weaker and weaker, we made the I read this book at a very peculiar time Our local art museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, was opening the Summer of China, the only exhibit in the U.S to open in collaboration with the Chinese government at the time of the imprisonment of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei At the same time, my mother had suffered a terrible injury She had been in a burn unit at a local hospital where my partner and I stayed with her around the clock for weeks on end When my mom became weaker and weaker, we made the decision to take her home and care for her there This meant dressing wounds, doing physical therapy, making her high calorie shakes to keep weight on her, and many other little travails It was just the two of us most hours of the day I took family leave time to care for her Though I wasn t in the newsroom, I ended up writing a story about Ai s imprisonment and the implications for MAM from home At some point, I decided to do a daily blog post reflecting on Ai Weiwei s ideas for as long as he remained held It seemed like a small act of support for this important artist and appropriate for an art critic in a city celebrating The Summer of China So after a day of caring from my mom, I would crawl into bed, tired and emotionally drained, and open this book, excerpts of a blog scrubbed from the internet by Chinese authorities and written in Chinese I found Ai s posts to be hilarious andinsightful and substantial than you might expect from an artist who takes pictures of himself flipping off the White House It was difficult to choose what I would reflect on in my blog posts, there was just so much worth considering We should all be grateful to MIT Press for translating and publishing Ai s blog scrive Lu Xun Immagina una stanza di ferro, assolutamente priva di finestre e indistruttibile, dove dormono profondamente molte persone, che fra breve moriranno soffocate e che, passando dal sonno alla morte, non sentiranno assolutamente lo strazio della fine Se adesso tu ti metti a gridare svegliando quelli che hanno il sonno pi leggero e costringi questi pochi sfortunati a provare la sofferenza della loro inevitabile fine, credi di rendere loro un servigio Ma se alcuni si svegliano, non puoi scrive Lu Xun Immagina una stanza di ferro, assolutamente priva di finestre e indistruttibile, dove dormono profondamente molte persone, che fra breve moriranno soffocate e che, passando dal sonno alla morte, non sentiranno assolutamente lo strazio della fine Se adesso tu ti metti a gridare svegliando quelli che hanno il sonno pi leggero e costringi questi pochi sfortunati a provare la sofferenza della loro inevitabile fine, credi di rendere loro un servigio Ma se alcuni si svegliano, non puoi affermare che non ci sia alcuna speranza di distruggere la stanza di ferro.E vero, sebbene avessi le mie convinzioni non potevo cancellare la speranza, poich questa nel futuro, n potevo, con la mia testimonianza confutare la sua certezza Ecco Ai Weiwei fa solo questo urla in una stanza di ferro sperando di svegliare chi ci sta dormendoe le sue sono grida di dolore, di speranza e di indignazionela Cina ha bisogno di molta gente che si metta a gridare, perch ormai non rimasto altro da farela prosa semplicei concetti espressi lo sono ancora di pi la mente lucida di Ai Weiwei esprime il suo parere su situazioni che altri nemmeno vedono, guarda attraverso le vane parole di quelli che parlano per darsi un contegno e, da persona semplice quale , arriva immediatamente al punto non abbiamo bisogno di girare intorno alle cose, la vita deve essere vivibile e gli oggetti la devono rendere comodatutto quain effetti portato all estremo il concetto stesso di architettura uso dello spazio in maniera funzionalee lui usa pure il cervello nella stessa manieralo additano come pazzoma solo perch va contro il pensare comunee contro la comodit di chi si adagiato nel sistema e non ne vede i difettiinteressante davvero Comprai questo testo al bookshop della mostra su Ai Weiwei tenuta a Firenze a cavallo tra 2016 e 2017 Si tratta di una raccolta selezionata di articoli scritti sul suo blog, prima che fosse chiuso dalla censura cinese nel 2009 Si parla di politica, di societ , di diritti umani, anche di arte e architettura e Ai Weiwei lo fa sempre con lo spirito che lo contraddistingue all interno dei suoi lavori, ovvero con sincerit e senza peli sulla lingua A volte sono vere e proprie invettive Alla lunga Comprai questo testo al bookshop della mostra su Ai Weiwei tenuta a Firenze a cavallo tra 2016 e 2017 Si tratta di una raccolta selezionata di articoli scritti sul suo blog, prima che fosse chiuso dalla censura cinese nel 2009 Si parla di politica, di societ , di diritti umani, anche di arte e architettura e Ai Weiwei lo fa sempre con lo spirito che lo contraddistingue all interno dei suoi lavori, ovvero con sincerit e senza peli sulla lingua A volte sono vere e proprie invettive Alla lunga i temi si ripetono e gli articoli sembrano simili tra loro e il volume pi lungo di quello che sembra, per resta una lettura interessante per chi vuole capire cosa succedeva in Cina dieci dodici anni fa e quali sono stati i disagi e i problemi che i cittadini con la volont di rivendicare i propri diritti hanno dovuto affrontare"/>
  • Paperback
  • 307 pages
  • AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009
  • Ai Weiwei
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 0262015218

About the Author: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in blogging, sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government s stance on democracy and human rights He has investigated government corruption and cover ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so called tofu skin schools in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing airport on 3 April, he was held for over two months without any official charges being filed officials alluded to their allegations of economic crimes tax evasion In October 2011 ArtReview magazine named Ai number one in their annual Power 100 list The decision was criticised by the Chinese authorities.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin responded, China has many artists who have sufficient ability We feel that a selection that is based purely on a political bias and perspective has violated the objectives of the magazine.


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