Ai Weiwei's Blog

In 2006, even though he could barely type, China’s most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographical writings.

He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake (and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government’s “tofu-dregs engineering”), reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene, described the irony of being investigated for “fraud” by the Ministry of Public Security, made a modest proposal for tax collection. Then, on June 1, 2009, Chinese authorities shut down the blog.

This book offers a collection of Ai’s notorious online writings translated into English—the most complete, public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any language.

336 p.
Hardcover
17x1,5x22 cm, 861 grams
English
ISBN 978-0262015219
 

€29,95 €20,00 Incl. tax