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Author Ai, Weiwei, artist, architect

Title Ai Weiwei : art/architecture / Herausgeber = editor, Yilmaz Dziewior ; Übersetzungen = translations, Sabine Bürger und Tim Beeby, Volker Ellerbeck
Published Bregenz : Kunsthaus Bregenz ; New York : Distribution outside Europe D.A.P., [2011]
[Bregenz, Austria] Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2011
New York, N.Y. Distribution outside Europe D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers


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Description 196 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary Since constructing his own studio in 1999, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has designed or collaborated with other architects on a wide range of architectural projects. These collaborations were the subject of Ai Weiwei: Art/Architecture, a 2011 exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, which this catalogue accompanies. A highlight of this overview is the widely celebrated "Bird's Nest" Beijing National Stadium, a collaboration between Ai and the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron that was constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games. Another feature is a new work based on a project titled "Ordos 10" for which Ai invited 100 young architectural firms worldwide to design single-family houses for Ordos City in Inner Mongolia. An essay in the catalogue examines the role of architecture in relation to Ai's political activities, an issue of particular relevance since his arrest and conditional release in 2011
Notes Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Kunsthaus Bregenz, July 16 - October 16, 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in German and English
Subject Ai, Weiwei -- Exhibitions.
Ai, Weiwei.
Architects -- China -- Exhibitions.
Architects -- China.
Architecture -- China -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- China -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- China -- 21st century.
Artists as architects -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- China -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- China.
Installations (Art) -- China -- Exhibitions.
Sculpture, Chinese -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Dziewior, Yilmaz.
Kunsthaus Bregenz, host institution
ISBN 3863350413
Other Titles translations, Sabine Bürger und Tim Beeby, Volker Ellerbeck