Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is recognized around the globe for his conceptual installations catalyzing dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production.
Author: Ai Weiwei
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is recognized around the globe for his conceptual installations catalyzing dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle accompanies Ai's multifaceted installation at the Marciano Art Foundation, the culmination of 10 years of effort, featuring works related to his interests in mass production, antiquity and mythology. Enduring issues of political and social justice are given renewed potency through Ai's thoughtful and powerful installations. These include Life Cycle, a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis, and a series of figures based on mythic creatures from the Shanhaijing, or Classic of Mountains and Seas, crafted from bamboo and silk.
His recent exhibitions include Ai Weiwei: Bare Life at the Mildred Lane Kemper
Museum in St. Louis, Ai Weiwei at the ... Ai Weiwei: Unbroken at the Gardiner
Museum in Toronto, Ai Weiwei: RAIZ at Oca in São Paulo, Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
Author: Ai Weiwei
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A powerful portrait of the greatest humanitarian emergency of our time, from the director of Human Flow In the course of making Human Flow, his epic feature documentary about the global refugee crisis, the artist Ai Weiwei and his collaborators interviewed more than 600 refugees and aid workers in twenty-three countries around the world. A handful of those interviews were included in the film. This book presents one hundred of these conversations in their entirety, providing compelling first-person stories of the lives of refugees. Speaking in their own words, refugees give voice to their experiences of migrating across borders, living in refugee camps for months or years, and struggling to rebuild their lives in unfamiliar and uncertain surroundings. They talk about the dire circumstances that drove them to migrate, whether war, famine, or persecution; the hardships they face; and their hopes and fears for the future. In the words of Atiq, an Afghan in his early twenties staying at a refugee camp in Greece, "Nobody in the world wants to leave his country. But there's no way for people to live in that place." Complete with photographs taken by Ai Weiwei while filming Human Flow, this book provides a powerful and moving account of the most urgent humanitarian crisis of our time.
His conversation and essay on the artist Ai Weiwei, Life Cycle, was recently
released by the Marciano Arts Foundation. David Abram has described Shaw's
work as 'piratical brilliance'. Alongside this, Shaw has spent twenty years as a ...
Author: Martin Shaw
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Master mythologist Martin Shaw uses timeless story-wisdom to examine our broken relationship with the world There is an old legend that says we each have a wild, curious twin that was thrown out the window the night we were born, taking much of our vitality with them. If there was something we were meant to do with our few, brief years on Earth, we can be sure that the wild twin is holding the key. In Courting the Wild Twin, Dr. Martin Shaw invites us to seek out our wild twin--a metaphor for the part of ourselves that we generally shun or ignore to conform to societal norms--to invite them back into our consciousness, for they have something important to tell us. He challenges us to examine our broken relationship with the world, to think boldly, wildly, and in new ways about ourselves--as individuals and as a collective. Through the use of scholarship, storytelling, and personal reflection, Shaw unpacks two ancient European fairy tales that concern the mysterious wild twin. By reading these tales and becoming storytellers ourselves, he suggests we can restore our agency and confront modern challenges with purpose, courage, and creativity. Courting the Wild Twin is a declaration of literary activism and an antidote to the shallow thinking that typifies our age. Shaw asks us to recognize mythology as a secret weapon--a radical, beautiful, heart-shuddering agent of deep, lasting change.
how images can take on a life of their own and inform public opinion about
refugees, at the same time presenting “other” visual and verbal narratives. The
atlas project ... lives in Berlin. Retrospectives in (Libero, www.palazzostrozzi.org/
mostre/aiweiwei/?lang=en) and 2019 (Where is the revolution, ... Life Cycle—a
monumental but fragile boat constructed out of bamboo and sisal ropes, drawing
Author: Ted Baker
Category: Business & Economics
As the breadth and empirical diversity of entrepreneurship research have increased rapidly during the last decade, the quest to find a "one-size-fits-all" general theory of entrepreneurship has given way to a growing appreciation for the importance of contexts. This promises to improve both the practical relevance and the theoretical rigor of research in this field. Entrepreneurship means different things to different people at different times and in different places and both its causes and its consequences likewise vary. For example, for some people entrepreneurship can be a glorious path to emancipation, while for others it can represent the yoke tethering them to the burdens of overwork and drudgery. For some communities it can drive renaissance and vibrancy while for others it allows only bare survival. In this book, we assess and attempt to push forward contemporary conceptualizations of contexts that matter for entrepreneurship, pointing in particular to opportunities generating new insights by attending to contexts in novel or underexplored ways. This book shows that the ongoing contextualization of entrepreneurship research should not simply generate a proliferation of unique theories – one for every context – but can instead result in better theory construction, testing and understanding of boundary conditions, thereby leading us to richer and more profound understanding of entrepreneurship across its many forms. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory will critically review the current debate and existing literature on contexts and entrepreneurship and use this to synthesize new theoretical and methodological frameworks that point to important directions for future research.
... had to be cut off ; however the trace of the cut becomes part of the elevation so
that this particular stage in the life cycle of the building , along with others , is
recorded in the recent transformation . ... Yah Bar 2003 Ai Weiwei Yah Bar /配肥.
... becomes part of the elevation so that this particular stage in the life cycle of the
building , along with others , is recorded in the recent transformation . ... れにちは
2015 この橋)おまけただいたFS 月 Yah Bar 2003 Ai Weiwei Yah Bar /睡吧 2003.
... TANG Xiao - Yan Variable Coefficient KDV Equation and the Analytical
Diagnoses of a Dipole Blocking Life Cycle ( 4 ) -887 TANG Yi ... ( 8 ) -2063 TAO
Yu - Jia see WANG Wei - Wei ( 6 ) -1511 TAO Yu - Jia Numerical Simulation of
the Non - Fourier Heat Conduction in a ... ( 12 ) -3267 WANG Ai - Ping see SUN
Yong - Li ( 10 ) -2830 WANG An - Min Energy Spectrum Symmetry of Heisenberg
Model in Fock ...
... Ai Weiwei , Morphosis , and Madelon Vriesendorp to present architectural
experiments ; Experimental architecture ... and intelligent speculation to produce
a polemic about the probable life - cycle of buildings in the context of the current ...
AI WEIWEI , Marble Chair , 2008 , marble chairs , set of 16 , 120 x 56 x 47 cm
each . ... As the Chinese solar - lunar cycle passes from the Year of the Monkey ,
regarded by the sages as a year of ... Life will go on , much as it did during the
Great Depression in the early 20th century and the Asian Financial Crisis in the
Sopheap Pich ' s Upstream and Cycle , 2005 , at King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology , Saudi Arabia , 2009 . Courtesy the artist . MAN OF
THE HOUR Ai Weiwei Visitors at Arteam ' ... and scrapbooks , while the interior
includes a life - size stuffed elephant and a skylight coated with tangled strokes of
Many , like Ai Weiwei , spent years in poverty in the West and then returned to
China , where they later became successes . ... Nest ” —but refuses to visit it , and
designed most of the galleries in the Caochangdi neighbourhood where he lives
and works ) . ... It will be interesting to see how the boom / bust cycle we are
currently in affects not only what we see in terms of art in China but how we see it
Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection Weiwei Ai, Feng Boyi
Bernhard Fibicher, Matthias Frehner, Kunstmuseum Bern, Hamburger ... In the
series Chen Lingyang seems to lament the loss of natural rhythms , the erosion of
the intimate sphere by the frenzy of modern life . ... Li Xianting , “ Macro - Cycles
and Micro - Cycles : Preface for the Twelve Flower Months exhibition , " May 21 ,
Author: Weiwei Ai
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
China is booming! In the wake of economic liberalization, the nation's art scene has taken flight as well. The Swiss collector Uli Sigg, formerly his country's ambassador to Beijing, has followed the rapid pace of development since the 1980s, compiling along the way the world's largest collection of contemporary Chinese art, comprising more than 1,200 works by some 180 artists. Mahjong, named after the popular and ancient Chinese game of chance, presents more than 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video pieces and installations from Sigg's collection. Alongside them hang such curiosities as vintage Mao posters. In addition to a number of internationally famous works, such as Ai Weiwei's Han vase with Coca-Cola logo, Fang Lijun's bald heads or Xu Bing's "Xinglish" calligraphy, this book also offers readers a unique opportunity to discover tremendously gifted artists still largely unknown outside China.
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.