Day: September 16, 2009

Reports on Ai Weiwei {III}

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Art / Chinese Avant-Garde

Suddeutscher Zeitung today published an article about Ai Weiwei’s surgery in Munich, along with some new photographs where Ai Weiwei ponders his own blood.  Yesterday one reader called such photos pretentious, but what else can be expected from a performance artist like Ai Weiwei?  For Ai, it appears, being exposed to his own blood raises the level of authenticity, self-awareness, and ideas (already well established for a European audience) of the artist as a kind […]