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Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn, Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

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  • Sales Rank:1,042,610
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published), Mandarin Chinese (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First
  • Pages:125
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Publication Date:December 10, 2010
  • ISBN:9881736773
  • EAN:9789881736772
  • ASIN:9881736773
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Synopsis
You get the idea early on, with photos of Chinese-born, New York-based artist Ai Weiwei dropping a 2000-year old Han Dynasty urn. Oops. No, that's the point. This exhibition catalog/monograph from Ai's first solo exhibition outside New York gives a comprehensive picture of this unconventional artist's approach to the undoing of assumptions about rare and old ceramics. Whether it's his famous Coca-Cola vase (with the Coke logo painted over the ancient surface of the pot) or other violations of the surfaces of ancient artifacts, this is a clear expression of iconoclastic modernism. Includes the first English translation of an interview with Ai Weiwei, and an essay by the Beijing-based critic, Philip Tinari. Additonal essays by Glenn Adamson, Dario Gamboni and Stacey Pierson.

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