ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 8/12/2019

Magic, protection and undeniable beauty in "Wild Beads of Africa"

DATE 8/10/2019

Private entertainments or public show in 'Frida Kahlo: Her Photos'?

DATE 8/9/2019

Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with Voyagers!

DATE 8/5/2019

Extraordinary 18th-century black magic in 'Touch Me Not' facsimile

DATE 8/2/2019

Art and art-lover merge in 'Coincidences at the Museum'

DATE 7/31/2019

'Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story' releases this week!

DATE 7/29/2019

Jean-Michel Othoniel's 'Secret Language of Flowers' details the hidden meanings of the various flowers in the Louvre

DATE 7/26/2019

Tom Bianchi's 'Fire Island Pines' is eternally magical

DATE 7/25/2019

Tracey Bashkoff on Hilma af Klint

DATE 7/24/2019

'Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future' is Back in Stock!

DATE 7/23/2019

Shtetl in the Sun. What's not to love?

DATE 7/21/2019

'Freedom of the Presses' presents the twenty-first-century artist's book as esoteric and enigmatic anti-spectacle

DATE 7/20/2019

Visit Artbook at LITLIT!

DATE 7/20/2019

The Eagle Has Landed … Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing, July 20, 1969

DATE 7/20/2019

Today, we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned moon landing with T. Adler's elegant 'The Moon 1968–1972'

DATE 7/19/2019

Give in to international Space Fever with 'Soviet Space Dogs'

DATE 7/19/2019

MoMA PS1 Book Space presents Lorraine Passero on 'P.S.1: A School for the Centuries'

DATE 7/18/2019

Space is the place in 'The Comet'

DATE 7/18/2019

Join us at SHOPPE OBJECT 3.0 Independent Home & Gift Show, Summer 2019!

DATE 7/17/2019

'Barbara Bosworth: The Heavens' is a deluxe photobook for stargazers, dreamers, science lovers and poets

DATE 7/16/2019

Together let us explore the stars with 'The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space'

DATE 7/16/2019

MoMA PS1 Book Space presents an interactive afternoon with 'Colors De La Runway' author Clarence Ruth

DATE 7/15/2019

'Bad Luck, Hot Rocks' is Back in Stock!

DATE 7/14/2019

Celebrate Bastille Day with 'Rachel Cobb: Mistral, The Legendary Wind of Provence'

DATE 7/13/2019

'Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death' opens today at MFA Boston

DATE 7/13/2019

Magic Inc. presents 'The Spectacle of Illusion' author Matthew Tompkins & 'Experiencing the Impossible' author Gustav Kuhn in Chicago

DATE 7/12/2019

'Mrinalini Mukherjee' at Met Breuer gets rave review from 'The New York Times'

DATE 7/11/2019

A cosmic traffic jam in 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music'

DATE 7/11/2019

Michael Lang & Henry Diltz to launch 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music' at Rizzoli

DATE 7/10/2019

All-too human pain in 'Antonello da Messina: Inside Painting'

DATE 7/9/2019

Frail and beautiful and deeply human, 'Saul Leiter: In My Room' is Back in Stock!

DATE 7/9/2019

Visit us at the Atlanta Summer Gift & Home Market

DATE 7/8/2019

Summertime Staff Favorite 'The Swimming Pool in Photography' is Back in Stock!

DATE 7/5/2019

Pat de Groot captures nothing or everything in summertime staff favorite, 'Landscape Painting Now'

DATE 7/4/2019

Join us at the SF Art Book Fair, 2019!

DATE 7/4/2019

Join us at the SF Art Book Fair, 2019!

DATE 7/4/2019

The greatest book ever made about 'Once Upon a Time in the West'—the greatest Western

DATE 7/3/2019

'Robert Frank: The Americans' is Back in Stock!

DATE 7/2/2019

Celebrate American Independence and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with 'The Moon 1968–1972'

DATE 7/1/2019

'Louise Nevelson: I Must Recompose the Environment' is a welcome, historical deep dive

DATE 6/30/2019

A rare ethic of communion in Pride Month pick, 'Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street'

DATE 6/29/2019

Nan Goldin's evocative 'Diving for Pearls' is filled with pride and longing

DATE 6/29/2019

Bill Owens to sign 'Altamont 1969' at Arcana

DATE 6/28/2019

Celebrating Stonewall, 50 Years of In-Your-Face Pride and Alvin Baltrop with 'The Piers'

DATE 6/27/2019

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall & Pride Month 2019 with these Staff Picks!

DATE 6/27/2019

Celebrate late-80s East Village Pride with 'Pansy Beat'

DATE 6/27/2019

CELEBRATE LGBTQ PRIDE!

DATE 6/26/2019

'Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity' is a Pride Month Pick from Fundacíon Mapfre

DATE 6/25/2019

Vince Aletti's "The Disco Files" is a Pride Month pick for music lovers

DATE 6/24/2019

Beyond queer, 'Cass Bird: Rewilding' is a Pride Month pick

DATE 6/23/2019

'Keith Haring: Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks' is a Pride Month Pick


AT FIRST SIGHT

KOLLEEN KU | DATE 8/7/2015

Ai Weiwei: On the Table

Ai Weiwei (b. 1947) is one of China's most famous, influential and controversial artists. Known equally for his work and his activism, Ai makes art that is both experimental and monumental in form—and daringly critical of the Chinese government's human rights abuses. Ai's Study of Perspective series (1995-2011), featuring the artist's middle finger flipped up in the foreground of photographs of world tourist sites and national monuments, is cheeky and irreverent, while his investigations of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake are hauntingly tragic and have carried dire personal consequences.

Ai Weiwei: On the Table
"Study of Perspective," 1995-2011.

In 2011, Ai was arrested and detained by Chinese authorities for 81 days on no official charges. Since his release, he remains under heavy surveillance and confinement in Beijing, yet utilizes art and social media to document or subvert his everyday restrictions. For example, Ai's selfie, taken in an elevator en route to a police investigation in Chengdu, 2009, was immediately circulated throughout the world on social media and online news sources. Last year, the same photo was displayed for the first time under the title "Illuminations" in the exhibition Ai Weiwei: On The Table at La Virreina in Barcelona.

Ai Weiwei: On the Table
"Illuminations," 2009.

Conceived as a retrospective of Ai Weiwei's career, the companion publication includes 40 of Ai's best-known pieces alongside early works and others which have never before been exhibited. It features an essay by curator Rosa Pera, as well as an insightful interview with Ai conducted by Llucià Homs.

Ai Weiwei: On the Table
"Coca-Cola Vase," 1994.

As a center dedicated to images and social debate, La Virreina is a particularly apt venue for Ai's politically conscious, multi-media work. The title of the exhibition refers both to the openness of Ai's work – literally "putting everything on the table," as well as his studio worktable and chairs, which are included in the exhibition. As Ai says in his interview with Homs, "It's a kind gesture, to say that 'we are all at the same table.' ... It's a way of inviting the people of Barcelona to be a part of it."

Ai Weiwei: On the Table
"Untitled (Ai Weiwei Studio Chairs, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong)," 2000.

Alongside Ai's frank discussion of human rights and activism in China, his use of humor in art and even the impact of fatherhood upon his work, Ai Weiwei: On The Table offers an intimate and comprehensive look at the career to date of this powerful, inimitable artist.
Ai Weiwei: On the Table
Ai Weiwei: On the Table
Ai Weiwei: On the Table
Ai Weiwei: On the Table

Ai Weiwei: On the Table

Ai Weiwei: On the Table

LA FáBRICA
Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout.

$60.00  free shipping



DATE 8/23/2015

Xanti Schawinsky

Xanti Schawinsky

DATE 7/31/2015

Axel Hoedt

Axel Hoedt

DATE 9/11/2014

New York Is ...

New York Is ...

DATE 5/13/2014

Libuse Niklová

Libuse Niklová

ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com