TABLE OF CONTENT BOOK INTRO A.1.1 ART WORK A.1.2 ENERGY GENERATING PROJECT
5 THE artist, Ai weiwei, one of the Chinese artists who is alvays having controversial ideas on his art and architectural works. HE is a performance artist who lived in New York for more than ten years, an architect who helped design the “Bird’s Nest,” also known as the National Stadium built for the Beijing Olympics, but later spoke against the Beijing Games, and a dissident who is depicted as a “hooligan” by his artist friend Chen Danqing. HE is also son of famous Chinese poet Ai Qing, husband of artist Lu Qing, and father of a three-year-old sweet young boy. He likes cats and ice-cream.
THIS large size, high-extruded Chinese map is made from Tieli wood from destroyed Qing dynasty temples. The whole sculpture is demonstrating chinese features from all aspects in a frankly way. For instanse the material use, the overall colour, and of course the shape of China. The reason why he extruded the map is because of he wants to use the large volumn to demonstrate the large population of China. Ai’s way of demonstrating art is int
HE always creates large sized, or, from some Chinese critics, ‘over-sized’ works. Ai is concerning about the large population of China and this concideration is always demonstrated in his artworks.
A.1.1 ART WORK
A.1.2 ENERGY GENERATING PROJECT