Ai Weiwei: a real and modern vision of China

Some photos of the exhibition Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist/photographer, famous for his blog and twitter account, his pictures of the transformation of China, but also his problems with the government.

The works displayed in Le Musée du Jeu de Paume (métro Concorde) really gives a message to people: a real point of view on Chinese cities, their transformation, their growth, people’s hopes but lack of freedom and rights…

Ai was imprisoned by the Chinese Authorities in 2011 because of his opinions and critics via his blog and work. And today, he is still forbidden to leave the country.

For more details for my French readers:

Study of perspective (1955-2010)

Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995)

Fairy Tale Portraits (2007)

Cell Phone Photographs (2009-2010). Look there is Diane Von Furstenberg !

Some pictures from his blog (he took thousands of pictures !)

Provisional Landscapes (2002-2008).

New York Photographs (1883-1993). I really liked these two pictures.

3 Responses to “Ai Weiwei: a real and modern vision of China”
  1. Daphne says:

    Your blog is amazing, I really like it :)
    Have a great weekend and lots of love,

  2. Ritournelle says:

    Je ne connaissais pas cette artiste avant de voir cette expo. Ca m’a choquée la partie où ils ont montré l’immense studio qu’il avait fait construire à la campagne tout ça pour que les autorités chinoises le détruisent juste après sa finalisation.

    • Et ce qui est aussi très impressionant, c’est quand de vieilles maisons traditionnelles chinoises sont rasées pour laisser place à des barres et des barres d’immeubles ! Je pense que pour les Européens, c’est choquant, mais peut-être pas tant que ça pour les Chinois ? je vais me renseigner…

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