MIT Press launches Ai Weiwei's autobiography in photographs

The MIT Press recently celebrated the launch of “Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993 – 2003” with a sold-out general public program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The big event featured a conversation between the internationally distinguished artist and Christina Yu Yu, the museum’s Matsutaro Shoriki Chair of this Art of Asia.

“Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993 – 2003” is an autobiography in pictures that delivers unprecedented understanding of one of Asia’s most respected and provocative modern musicians. Featuring over 600 pictures, the book has an personal view Ai Weiwei’s globe inside many years after their return from ny and preceding their imprisonment and worldwide superstardom. 

During lively program, Ai and Yu Yu collectively explored a series of pictures through the brand-new publication. Their particular conversation touched upon the illness and loss of the artist’s parent; Ai’s iconic “Study of attitude” series which features the artist’s middle finger raised to considerable landmarks from around the entire world; and the current destruction of Ai’s Zuo You studio in Beijing by Chinese authorities. This program in addition included a conversation associated with artist’s recent task, “​Human Flow,” an epic film on real human migration.  

The big event continued having personal reception and book signing attended by buddies of MIT Press while the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

While in Boston, Ai in addition talked with Marco Werman on PRI’s “The World” with Jared Bowen on WGBH’s “Open Studio” in regards to the guide.

“Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993 – 2003” will undoubtedly be for sale in hardcover in January. The book ended up being made possible partly by the Muriel Cooper Publication Fund.