CAHIERS D ART REVUE No. 1. 2019, AI WEIWEI
New and previously unseen works by Ai Weiwei: a special issue of Cahiers d’Art
This new edition of the Cahiers dArt Revue was published to accompany Ai Weiweis (born 1957) 2019 exhibition at the Galerie Cahiers dArt on rue du Dragon in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The issue features a series of unpublished works on paper made from rust, documentation of Ai Weiwei’s gigantic Amazon rain-forest project, a long interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, an essay by art historian Ingrid D. Rowland on Ai Weiwei and archaeology, a tribute to the artists father, the famous writer Ai Qing, and a text by the collector Uli Sigg. The issue sheds light on the concerns that lie at the heart of Ai Weiweis work: antiquity and contemporaneity, East and West, traditional arts and conceptual art, conservation and destruction. As the artist says, We can replace everything except the past. Also featured are recent works and projects by Andrea Eriksson, Jonya Ishigami and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.