Join us for a conversation between celebrated artist Ai Weiwei and Christina Yu Yu, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia, as we celebrate the pre-release of the highly anticipated publication of Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993–2003 by MIT Press.

Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993–2003 is an autobiography in pictures. Ai Weiwei is China’s most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. This book offers an intimate look at Ai Weiwei’s world in the years after his return from New York and preceding his imprisonment and global superstardom. The photographs capture Ai’s emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today. There is no more revealing portrait of Ai Weiwei’s life in China than this. The book contains more than 600 carefully sequenced images culled from an archive of more than 40,000 photographs taken by Ai: a narrative arc carefully shaped by an artist keenly aware of photography’s ability to tell stories.

Ai Weiwei, artist
Christina Yu Yu, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia

The Preferred Seating and Book ticket purchase is in limited quantities and includes an advance copy of Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993–2003 before it is available to purchase to the general public.

This event is presented by the MIT Press and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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