Cahiers d’Art – Ai Wei Wei


New and previously unseen works by Ai Weiwei: a special issue of Cahiers d’Art


ISBN: 9782851173072 Category:

Ai Wei Wei


This new edition of the Cahiers d’Art Revue was published to accompany Ai Weiwei’s (born 1957) 2019 exhibition at the Galerie Cahiers d’Art on rue du Dragon in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The issue features a series of unpublished works on paper made from rust, documentation of Ai Weiwei’s gigantic Amazon rain-forest project, a long interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, an essay by art historian Ingrid D. Rowland on Ai Weiwei and archaeology, a tribute to the artist’s father, the famous writer Ai Qing, and a text by the collector Uli Sigg. The issue sheds light on the concerns that lie at the heart of Ai Weiwei’s work: antiquity and contemporaneity, East and West, traditional arts and conceptual art, conservation and destruction. As the artist says, “We can replace everything except the past.” Also featured are recent works and projects by Andrea Eriksson, Jonya Ishigami and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.

Additional information

Weight 1344 g
Dimensions 25.6 x 32.4 cm
Publisher name Editions Cahiers d'Art
Publication date 26 August 2020
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25.6 x 32.4 cm
Weight 1344 g

Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today's geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Recent exhibitions include: Ai Weiwei at the K20/K21 in Dusseldorf, Ai Weiwei: Resetting Memories at MUAC in Mexico City, Ai Weiwei: Unbroken at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Ai Weiwei: RAIZ at Oca in São Paulo, Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Fan-Tan at Mucem in Marseille, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors with the Public Art Fund in New York City, and Ai Weiwei on Porcelain at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul.

Ai Weiwei was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides in Cambridge and works in Berlin. He is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation. Ai's first feature-length documentary Human Flow premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival in competition.