In 2006, even supposing he may slightly style, China's most renowned artist begun running a blog. For greater than 3 years, Ai Weiwei became out a gradual circulation of scathing social remark, feedback of presidency coverage, innovations on artwork and structure, and autobiographical writings. He wrote concerning the Sichuan earthquake (and published a listing of the schoolchildren who died as a result of government's "tofu-dregs engineering"), reminisced approximately Andy Warhol and the East Village paintings scene, defined the irony of being investigated for "fraud" via the Ministry of Public protection, made a modest inspiration for tax assortment. Then, on June 1, 2009, chinese language experts close down the web publication. This booklet bargains a set of Ai's infamous on-line writings translated into English -- the main entire, public documentation of the unique chinese language web publication to be had in any language.
The big apple occasions known as Ai "a determine of Warholian celebrity." he's a number one determine at the overseas paintings scene, a customary in museums and biennials, yet in China he's a manifold and debatable presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He used to be a expert at the layout of the recognized "Bird's Nest" stadium yet known as for an Olympic boycott; he bought a chinese language modern paintings "lifetime success award" in 2008 yet used to be overwhelmed through the police in reference to his "citizen research" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's weblog documents Ai's ardour, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his imaginative and prescient for China.
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