Ai Weiwei: Making Sense | Author: Justin McGuirk
Artist, film-maker, architect, activist, collector ? whatever mode Ai Weiwei is in, he is trying to tell us something about the state of the world. This book presents Ai?s work as a commentary on design and what it reveals about our changing values. Confronted by the rapid pace of change in his country, Ai became fascinated by Chinese antiquities.
His vast collections of historical artefacts, from Stone Age tools to broken teapot spouts, attest to the way the language of objects speaks across the ages. Is this a classic tale of technical progress, or have we lost crucial qualities with the march of time? Ai invites us to make sense of these objects as he explores the tensions between past and present, hand and machine, precious and worthless, construction and destruction.
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Art & Wonder: Young Children and Contemporary Art | MCA | Authors: Dr. Clare Britt & Amanda Palmer
How do young children bring meaning to and make meaning from contemporary art within a museum context? What potential might there be for creative reciprocity between artists and young children?...
Civic Actions: Artists' Practices Beyond the Museum
At a time of increasing inequality and social tension, what role can art play in bringing people together? Can artists working in public spaces and situations shift perceptions and attitudes?...
Why have there been no great women artists? | Author: Linda Nochlin
The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author?s reflections three decades onLinda Nochlin?s seminal essay on women artists is widely...