The Ai Weiwei exhibition present at Cahiers d'Art from October 17 to December 21 will be accompanied by the publication of a new Cahiers d’Art Revue.
A long interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist on the preservation of heritage, nature, poetry; a series of unpublished works on paper made from rust; an essay by art historian Ingrid D. Rowland on Ai Weiwei and archeology; the reproduction of Cahiers d'Art archives on Chinese ancient art; a presentation of the most beautiful pieces of the superb collections of ancient jades and textiles collected by Ai Weiwei; a tribute to his father, the famous writer Ai Qing (1910-1996), Chinese translator of the poet Émile Verhaeren; a text by the great collector Uli Sigg; and the last gigantic project led by Ai Weiwei in the Amazon rainforest.
Also featured are a selection of paintings by Andreas Eriksson, a project by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, and the latest glass works by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who died in the spring of 2019.
By revealing unpublished resonances, this new Cahiers d'Art Revue sheds light on Ai Weiwei's work simultaneously highlighting the topics that are at the heart of his work: Antiquity and contemporaneity, East and West, traditional arts and conceptual art, conservation and destruction, because, as the artist says: "we can replace everything except the past".
A limited edition is proposed in a blue cloth presentation box accompanied by "Brain Inflation" limited to 200 copies numbered and signed by the artist.