|aAi Weiwei :|baccording to what? /|c[editor, Deborah E. Horowitz].
|aAccording to what?
|aWashington, DC :|bHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ;|aTokyo :|bMori Art Museum ;|aMunich ;|aNew York :|bDelMonico Books-Prestel,|cc2012.
|a144 p. :|bill. (some col.) ;|c29 cm.
|a"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?, organized by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C."--T.p. verso.
|aExhibition held at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2012-Feb. 24, 2013; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Ind., Apr. 5-July 28, 2013; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ont., Aug. 31-Oct. 27, 2013; and two other venues through Aug. 10, 2014.
|tAccording to what? : a questioning attitude /|rMami Kataoka --|tThe house of the people : forms of collaboration /|rCharles Merewether --|tReconsidering reality : an interview with Ai Weiwei /|rKerry Brougher.
|aA leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist.
A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that focuses on fundamental questions about the ways in which art and culture interrelate with society or how society interrelates with individual existence. As a result of his internationally acclaimed work and his direct engagement with Chinese policies and politics, Ai Weiwei has been thrust into the global spotlight. Featuring Ai's most significant works since 2000, this catalogue - a revised and updated version of the Japanese publication produced to accompany the Mori Art Museum's 2008 exhibition - offers insight into the artist's use of simple forms and artistic methods reminiscent of conceptual and minimal art, his preoccupation with the traditional design of furniture and other daily objects, and his iconoclastic attitudes towards traditional values and political authority. The title, According to What?, refers to a painting by Jasper Johns, whose work was a catalyst for Ai's entry into the field of contemporary art. Introducing viewers to Ai's enormously diverse oeuvre, this book includes the artist's most significant works in sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific architectural installations, making it an invaluable resource on the artist. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview conducted in March 2012 between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist.