Presentation on theme: "Ai Weiwei Chung Yuk Yu 51804978 Leung Wing Tak 51209680 Yuen Shuk Fan 51809163 SM 4146 Portfolio & Practicum 2011 SemB."— Presentation transcript:
Ai Weiwei Chung Yuk Yu 51804978 Leung Wing Tak 51209680 Yuen Shuk Fan 51809163 SM 4146 Portfolio & Practicum 2011 SemB
Content Introduction History Awards Recent Activities Reference
Ai Weiwei ( ) born 1957, Beijing Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and activist. Influenced by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, he began to critically address artistic traditions and conventions.
marked by a pursuit of honesty famed for his tongue in cheek criticisms, his satires of traditional culture and his unending social responsibility with his witty and iconoclastic sculptures, performances, photographs and installations.
History In 1978, founder of the early avant garde art group the "Stars Comments and activities for the liberty of speech In 1993, establish the experimental artists' Beijing East Village published a series of three books about this new generation of artists: Black Cover Book (1994), White Cover Book (1995), and Gray Cover Book (1997) In 2006,designed a private residence in the Hudson River Valley of Upstate New York - interviewed by the New York Times http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/02/09/world/asia/1247466947801/ an-interview-with-ai-weiwei.html http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/02/09/world/asia/1247466947801/ an-interview-with-ai-weiwei.html In 2010, Wallpaper (magazine) nominated the home for its Wallpaper Design Awards category
artistic consultant for design for the Beijing National Stadium(Birds Nest) for the 2008 Olympics
In 2008,Ai Weiwei supported an investigation into student asualties in the Sichuan earthquake - exhibition So sorry in Munich The NewYork Times interview with him http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/02/09/wo rld/asia/1247466947801/an-interview-with-ai- weiwei.html
Awards In 2010 Ai Weiwei received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Faculty of Politics and Social Science, University of Gent, Belgium. Received Das Glas der Vernunft (The Prism of Reason), Kassel Citizen Award, Kassel, Germany. ranked 13 in Art Review's guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art
Recently November 2010, Ai was placed under house arrest by the Chinese police to prevent the planned party to mark the demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio from taking place the government said the newly-completed studio would be knocked down because it was illegal In the end, the party took place without Weiwei's presence; his supporters feasted on river crab, an allusion to "harmony"
An asteroid 83598 named Ai Weiwei Praise his achievements