In one participatory piece, Yours Truly, visitors sent 92,829 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. This book delves into those postcards' lasting impact.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. In one participatory piece, Yours Truly, visitors sent 92,829 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. This book delves into those postcards' lasting impact. Five former prisoners and their loved ones reflect on the experience of receiving hundreds of postcards while imprisoned. Essays and a statement by Ai Weiwei contextualize this extraordinary project. And photographs taken during the exhibition show visitors and the messages they wrote.
Ai Weiwei was guest curator at CPH:DOX in 2013 but was unable to visit the
festival due to travel ban posed by the Chinese authorities. The Rest is a ... Ai
Weiwei: Yours Truly: Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter.
Author: Rosemarie Buikema
In Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights the combined analytical efforts of the fields of human rights law, conflict studies, anthropology, history, media studies, gender studies, and critical race and postcolonial studies raise a comprehensive understanding of the discursive and visual mediation of migration and manifestations of belonging and citizenship. More insight into the convergence – but also the tensions – between the cultural and the legal foundations of citizenship, has proven to be vital to the understanding of societies past and present, especially to assess processes of inclusion and exclusion. Citizenship is more than a collection of rights and privileges held by the individual members of a state but involves cultural and historical interpretations, legal contestation and regulation, as well as an active engagement with national, regional, and local state and other institutions about the boundaries of those (implicitly gendered and raced) rights and privileges. Highlighting and assessing the transformations of what citizenship entails today is crucially important to the future of Europe, which both as an idea and as a practical project faces challenges that range from the crisis of legitimacy to the problems posed by mass migration. Many of the issues addressed in this book, however, also play out in other parts of the world, as several of the chapters reflect. This book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. They have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
2Deborah Vankin , “ Ai Weiwei on Activism in the US , His Art Response to
COVID - 19 and a Secret Wuhan Film , ” Los Angeles Times , July 22 , 2020 ,
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Author: William Pannell
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
In 1993, William Pannell called the evangelical church to account on issues of racial justice. Now, nearly thirty years later, his words are as timely as ever. Both pastoral and prophetic, this new edition will inspire today's readers take a deeper look at the complexities of institutional racism and address the unjust systems that continue to confound us.
... last question is about the work that utilizes postcards, Yours Truly, because
obviously Alcatraz is a tourist site and the postcard plays a role there. AWW: I
think that the postcard is something that can be a part of contemporary
Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Penguin UK
'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, he discusses the many dimensions of his artistic life, ranging over subjects including ceramics, blogging, nature, philosophy and the myriad influences that have fed into his work. He also talks candidly about his father, his childhood spent in exile and his criticism of the Chinese state. Together, these extraordinary discussions give a unique insight into the outstanding complexity of Ai Weiwei's thought and work, and are an essential reminder of the need for personal, political and artistic freedom.