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  • Hardcover
  • 125
  • Weiwei Isms
  • Ai Weiwei
  • English
  • 22 November 2017
  • 9780691157665

10 thoughts on “Weiwei Isms

  1. says:

    The uotes in this tiny book often lack context to make them truly meaningful In addition presenting them one after the other devalues the hugely important fight for freedom Ai Weiwei has been doing Perhaps the value of this book is as a small 5x6 coffee table book that can spark conversations interesting than the averageThe man is amazing though and I admire his strength and love for his messed up country I will never leave China unless I am forced to Because China is mine I will not leave something that belongs to me in the hands of people I do not trust


  2. says:

    I have great respect for Ai Weiwei but I agree with other reviewers that presenting his uotes as aphorisms removes too much of their context As a starting point or taken within the context of Ai Weiwei's work some are very powerful but this book feels lacking as a standalone piece


  3. says:

    It was a good slim fast read that gave me a brief overview of the manmythlegend Ai Weiwei He’s fun but of course there’s a fair bit of hubris and ego there I suppose to be expected after the iconoclastic life he’s led There is no doubt he’s suffered terribly for his right to speak up and that is truly admirable My favourite Weiwei isms wereI call on people to be “obsessed citizens” forever uestioning and asking for accountability That’s the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life 10 The biggest crime of a dictatorship is to eradicate human feeling from people 18 Everything is art Everything is politics 35 Antiues exist as evidence of the cultural tracks we made in the past 41 The internet is uncontrollable And if the internet is uncontrollable freedom will win It’s as simple as that 17 Twitter is the people’s tool the tool of the ordinary people people who have no other resources 68 The world is a sphere there is no east or west 69


  4. says:

    I deeply respect and appreciate the work of Ai Weiwei but I'm not sure this book necessarily did him or his struggle justice The uotes are profound but presented one after another I think they lose some of their sharpness so to speak and lack a bit of context I'd also say that the six sub categories are largely arbitrary It may have been interesting to assign uotes in relation to his art as opposed to uotes just in relation to the nature of thinking itself


  5. says:

    Becomes repetitive but useful for becoming acuainted with his art and philosophy You will need to have an understanding of his historical and cultural context for many of these uotes to have their full impact though


  6. says:

    We live in a time when things have taken a noticeable turn for the longer and shorter at the same time In the explosion of blogging and numerous other forms of online publication people have greater access than ever before to make their voices heard and at great length Yet at the same time outlets like Facebook and Twitter especially direct their users to hone their message down purify it to the most crystallized form before sending it out to the world Sometimes this makes for completely inane and paltry statements about someone’s present moment of self reflection but there are a few out there who can use this strategy to pinpoint their message into weapons of the wordsmith Those people are dangerous Those people can change mindsOh and it helps to be an internationally well known artist and dissident to bootWeiwei isms by Ai Weiwei is a sorted and well laid out collection of sayings and statements from one of the most publicly attacked and endangered voices in modern day China In 2008 he was publicly lauded by his home country for the design of the famous Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics yet in the same year became a harshly silenced critic in the aftermath of the deadly Sichuan earthuake Weiwei created his own citizen’s council that investigated shoddy school building construction which helped lead to the deaths of over five thousand school children in the affected areasIt was events like that and others that pushed Weiwei further into the world of human rights advocacy and the ongoing withering attacks against the ruling Chinese government This book becomes not only a collection of his most pertinent political statements but also of topics like freedom of expression art and activism the digital world and One of my personal favorites hits right off the bat on page one “Say what you need to say plainly and then take responsibility for it” If only everyone in took that to heartPhysically Weiwei isms is a black small hardbound book fitting nicely into a jacket pocket and meant to be carried around perused at chance moments and ruminated on It knowingly bears a resemblance to the little red books that were given out by Chairman Mao in order to popularize his philosophies to his subjects Yet brainwashing is not the dastardly attempt of the author this time; it is akin to brain widening Take a look for yourself I feel safe in saying that some statement one of his turns of phrase will hit you like a punch in the gut likely leaving an emotional bruise that will take great time and thought to recover from


  7. says:

    For the lovers of Ai Weiwei Chinese dissident and artist; his words about freedom and individual rights of expression moral choices government power and this historical moment and forecast for the future were for me very interesting because I found him very interesting since I saw one of his pictures exhibition here in Berlin last years Per i cultori di Ai Weiwei dissidente cinese ed artista; le sue parole sulla libertà il diritto individuale di esprimersi le scelte morali il potere del governo e uesto attuale momento storico più alcune previsioni per il futuro sono state per me illuminanti da uando l'ho scoperto vedendo per caso una sua mostra di fotografie ui a BerlinoTHANKS TO NETGALLEY AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS FOR THE PREVIEW


  8. says:

    A collection of uotes from Chinese artist Ai Weiwei presented according to topic I found most of these bite sized snippets to be meaningful and worth noting down The funniest is when he talks about how officials told him their mere detainment of him was considered an improvement over what they could have done to him in the past during the Cultural Revolution PS As a fellow Chinese I would have appreciated that the uotes be presented in Mandarin as well so as to retain their original flavour


  9. says:

    It's hard to review a book of uotations I think a lot of them will mean if the reader knows something about Ai Weiwei's life work and struggle for freedom in China But some are universal and need no introductionSay what you need to say plainly and then take responsibility for itCreativity is part of human nature It can only be untaughtThere were so many moments when I felt desperate and hopeless But still the next morning I heard the birds singing


  10. says:

    Weiwei isms could be described as meditations on Art Life Freedom and Power Collected by Larry Warsh and organized into six topical chapters the words of the artist cut to the essence of his experiences over a lifetime of speaking Truth to Power And as a conceptual artist this is as much a monograph of his work as book of photos would be It's an inspirational addition to my studio library


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Indow into the mind of one of the world's most electrifying and courageous contemporary artistsSelect uotes from the BookOn Freedom of ExpressionSay what you need to say plainly and then take responsibility for itA small act is worth a million thoughtsLiberty is about our rights to uestion everythingOn Art and ActivismEverything is art Everything is politicsThe art always wins Anything can happen to me but the art will stayLife is art Art is life I never separate it I don't feel that much anger I eually have a lot of joyOn Government Power and Making Moral ChoiceOnce you've tasted freedom it stays in your heart and no one can take it Then you can be powerful than a whole countryI feel powerless all the time but I regain my energy by making a very small difference that won't cost me muchTips on surviving the regime Respect yourself and speak for others Do one small. We live in a time when things have taken a noticeable turn for the longer and shorter at the same time In the explosion of blogging and numerous other forms of online publication people have greater access than ever before to make their voices heard and at great length Yet at the same time outlets like Facebook and Twitter especially direct their users to hone their message down purify it to the most crystallized form before sending it out to the world Sometimes this makes for completely inane and paltry statements about someone’s present moment of self reflection but there are a few out there who can use this strategy to pinpoint their message into weapons of the wordsmith Those people are dangerous Those people can change mindsOh and it helps to be an internationally well known artist and dissident to bootWeiwei isms by Ai Weiwei is a sorted and well laid out collection of sayings and statements from one of the most publicly attacked and endangered voices in modern day China In 2008 he was publicly lauded by his home country for the design of the famous Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics yet in the same year became a harshly silenced critic in the aftermath of the deadly Sichuan earthuake Weiwei created his own citizen’s council that investigated shoddy school building construction which helped lead to the deaths of over five thousand school children in the affected areasIt was events like that and others that pushed Weiwei further into the world of human rights advocacy and the ongoing withering attacks against the ruling Chinese government This book becomes not only a collection of his most pertinent political statements but also of topics like freedom of expression art and activism the digital world and One of my personal favorites hits right off the bat on page one “Say what you need to say plainly and then take responsibility for it” If only everyone in took that to heartPhysically Weiwei isms is a black small hardbound book fitting nicely into a jacket pocket and meant to be carried around perused at chance moments and ruminated on It knowingly bears a resemblance to the little red books that were given out by Chairman Mao in order to popularize his philosophies to his subjects Yet brainwashing is not the dastardly attempt of the author this time; it is akin to brain widening Take a look for yourself I feel safe in saying that some statement one of his turns of phrase will hit you like a punch in the gut likely leaving an emotional bruise that will take great time and thought to recover from

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Thing every day to prove the existence of justiceOn the Digital WorldOnly with the Internet can a peasant I have never met hear my voice and I can learn what's on his mind A fairy tale has come trueThe Internet is uncontrollable And if the Internet is uncontrollable freedom will win It's as simple as thatThe Internet is the best thing that could have happened to ChinaOn History the Historical Moment and the FutureIf a nation cannot face its past it has no futureWe need to get out of the old languageThe world is a sphere there is no East or WestPersonal ReflectionI've never planned any part of my career except being an artist And I was pushed into that corner because I thought being an artist was the only way to have a little freedomAnyone fighting for freedom does not want to totally lose their freedomExpressing oneself is like a drug I'm so addicted to it Booklist. It's hard to review a book of uotations I think a lot of them will mean if the reader knows something about Ai Weiwei's life work and struggle for freedom in China But some are universal and need no introductionSay what you need to say plainly and then take responsibility for itCreativity is part of human nature It can only be untaughtThere were so many moments when I felt desperate and hopeless But still the next morning I heard the birds singing

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The uotable Ai WeiweiThis collection of uotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art politics and life A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words Ai Weiwei is known for his innovative use of social media to disseminate his views The short uotations presented here have been carefully selected from articles tweets and interviews given by this acclaimed Chinese artist and activist The book is organized into six categories freedom of expression; art and activism; government power and moral choices; the digital world; history the historical moment and the future; and personal reflectionsTogether these uotes span some of the most revealing moments of Ai Weiwei's eventful career from his risky investigation into student deaths in the 2008 Sichuan earthuake to his arbitrary arrest in 2011 providing a w. I have great respect for Ai Weiwei but I agree with other reviewers that presenting his uotes as aphorisms removes too much of their context As a starting point or taken within the context of Ai Weiwei's work some are very powerful but this book feels lacking as a standalone piece


About the Author: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist active in blogging sculpture installation architecture curating photography film and social political and cultural criticismAi collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 OlympicsAs a political activist he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Govern