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1 Ai Wei Wei innovative / renowned / influential /leading figure

2 Background (born 1957, Beijing) is a Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and activist.Chinese artist China Cultural Revolution

3 Satirical - political China - totalitarian society - no work / self- expression Geographical and cultural environment

4 furniture, porcelain, installation,wood,lamp,sculpture,photography, Fairytale(activities, product), Video Works

5 big installations - reasons : technical possibilities - reflects nowadays condition

6 More characteristic, sunflower seed

7 Ai Weiwei: defining moments 1957 Born in Beijing to Gao Ying (mother) and Ai Qing (father), who is often cited as the most influential Chinese poet of the 20th century 1978 Joins the Beijing Film Academy 1981 Moves to New York; leaves in 1993 1995 Produces controversial artwork Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn 2008 Boycotts the Beijing Olympics, despite helping to design the "Bird's Nest" stadium 2009 Produces Remembering 2009 to commemorate the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, a wall of Chinese text covering the façade of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, made up of thousands of children's backpacks 2010 Becomes the 11th artist to show in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

8 My parts of presentation showing his work characteristics highlight the influence of the artist emphasis the importance

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