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The Resource Ai Weiwei : bare life, edited by Sabine Eckmann ; with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Kristina Kleutghen, Carol Yinghua Lu, Susanne Lüdemann, Molly Moog, Eric L. Santner, and Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei : bare life, edited by Sabine Eckmann ; with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Kristina Kleutghen, Carol Yinghua Lu, Susanne Lüdemann, Molly Moog, Eric L. Santner, and Ai Weiwei

Label
Ai Weiwei : bare life
Title
Ai Weiwei
Title remainder
bare life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sabine Eckmann ; with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Kristina Kleutghen, Carol Yinghua Lu, Susanne Lüdemann, Molly Moog, Eric L. Santner, and Ai Weiwei
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Editor
Host institution
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Over the past two decades, the Chinese conceptual artist, activist, and exile Ai Weiwei has created art that addresses complex and sensitive themes of political, ethical, and social urgency. His artworks, which call upon both Western and Chinese cultural traditions, are deeply engaged with the history of art, drawing particularly on conceptualism and minimalism. Informed by the readymade--central to the work of Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol--his work questions the status of the work of art itself, blurring the lines between art and non-art, invention and appropriation, structure and openness, even fiction and fact. From the start of his multifaceted career in the late 1970s, Ai has envisioned artistic practice as a deeply human, moral, and political endeavor. This volume--a hybrid between a scholarly study and an exhibition catalog--presents the artist's work in dialogue with theoretical texts by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben and the German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt alongside interpretive essays that illuminate the artist's work on human rights, his engagement with historical Chinese artifacts, and his critical consideration of the effects of globalization. The book includes a new essay on human rights by Ai Weiwei and an interview in which he discusses his artwork and activism. It also features installation photographs of the corresponding exhibition. By exploring Ai Weiwei's artistic practice in dialogue with philosophies, theories, and concepts that connect human life and political power, this publication offers new insights into one of the most important artists working today."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ai, Weiwei,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Interview in English and Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1981-
  • 1960-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eckmann, Sabine
  • Kleutghen, Kristina
  • Lu, Carol Yinghua,
  • Lüdemann, Susanne
  • Moog, Molly,
  • Santner, Eric L.
  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ai, Weiwei
  • Ai, Weiwei
  • Conceptual art
  • Conceptual art
  • Missouri
Label
Ai Weiwei : bare life, edited by Sabine Eckmann ; with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Kristina Kleutghen, Carol Yinghua Lu, Susanne Lüdemann, Molly Moog, Eric L. Santner, and Ai Weiwei
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
"This volume is published in conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from September 28, 2019, to January 5, 2020. The exhibition was curated by Sabine Eckmann in collaboration with Ai Weiwei."--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • On becoming visible
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • From sacred life to the life of glory : the vital sphere in Giorgio Agamben
  • Eric L. Santner
  • Bare life
  • Total involvement
  • Carol Yinghua Lu
  • Rejointing past and present : classical Chinese woodworking and Ai Weiwei's furniture-sculpture
  • Kristina Kleutghen
  • Diving for pearls : dealing with the past after departure from tradition
  • Foreword
  • Susanne Lüdemann
  • Rupture
  • Interview with Ai Weiwei
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • Artworks in the exhibition
  • Molly Moog
  • Carmon Colangelo
  • Acknowlegements
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • Introduction
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • On human rights
  • Ai Weiwei
Control code
1090154227
Dimensions
28 x 24 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780936316468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090154227
Label
Ai Weiwei : bare life, edited by Sabine Eckmann ; with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Kristina Kleutghen, Carol Yinghua Lu, Susanne Lüdemann, Molly Moog, Eric L. Santner, and Ai Weiwei
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
"This volume is published in conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from September 28, 2019, to January 5, 2020. The exhibition was curated by Sabine Eckmann in collaboration with Ai Weiwei."--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • On becoming visible
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • From sacred life to the life of glory : the vital sphere in Giorgio Agamben
  • Eric L. Santner
  • Bare life
  • Total involvement
  • Carol Yinghua Lu
  • Rejointing past and present : classical Chinese woodworking and Ai Weiwei's furniture-sculpture
  • Kristina Kleutghen
  • Diving for pearls : dealing with the past after departure from tradition
  • Foreword
  • Susanne Lüdemann
  • Rupture
  • Interview with Ai Weiwei
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • Artworks in the exhibition
  • Molly Moog
  • Carmon Colangelo
  • Acknowlegements
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • Introduction
  • Sabine Eckmann
  • On human rights
  • Ai Weiwei
Control code
1090154227
Dimensions
28 x 24 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780936316468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090154227

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