The new Revue, published to accompany Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at Cahiers d’Art, includes a long interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist on the preservation of heritage, nature and poetry; a series of unpublished works on paper from 1991, made with rust; an essay by art historian Ingrid D. Rowland on Ai Weiwei and archeology; an article on Chinese antiquities from Cahiers d’Art’s archives; a presentation of the most beautiful pieces from the superb collection of ancient jades and textiles collected by Ai Weiwei; a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s father, the celebrated writer Ai Qing (1910-1996), Chinese translator of the poet Émile Verhaeren; a text by the distinguished collector Uli Sigg; and a visual description of A Tree, the latest extensive project of Ai Weiwei in the Amazon rainforest.
A special edition is available in a blue cloth presentation box, accompanied by «Brain Inflation» a numbered and signed reproduction of the MRI scan of Ai Weiwei’s skull that displays the brain hemorrhage caused by police brutality following the artist’s investigation into the number of victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
Brain Inflation, 2019
Print on LightJet Fuji Flex High Gloss (235 g)
Signed and numbered
Accompanied by a deluxe copy of the English 'Ai Weiwei' Revue, in a specially designed box
31.5 x 24.5 cm
12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in
175 (plus 10 AP and 15 HC)