Ai Weiwei Releasing 'Weiwei-isms' Book for the Holidays

Ai Weiwei Releasing 'Weiwei-isms' Book for the Holidays

Ai Weiwei does not stop. In 2012 alone, a documentary was released about his life and art, a ground-breaking North American survey of his work opened at Washington, D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum, and he made a parody video of Psy's "Gangnam Style." Now, he's releasing a book titled Weiwei-isms, which includes quotes from him (many that he originally tweeted) spanning art, politics, and life in contemporary China. It's edited by Larry Warsh and available from Princeton UP on December 12, 2012. Below are a few quotes from the book:

“Everything is art. Everything is politics.”

“My favorite word? It’s ‘act.’”

“I wouldn’t say I’ve become more radical: I was born radical.”

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