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Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. In one participatory piece, Yours Truly, visitors sent 92,829 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. This book delves into those postcards' lasting impact. Five former prisoners and their loved ones reflect ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Chronicle Books
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Lauren
This book serves as a companion piece to Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibit at Alcatraz, and his related activism for prisoners of conscience all over the world. As a former prisoner and dissident in China, he has devoted his time to making the stories of other "prisoners of conscience" known and supported. The exhibit at Alcatraz encouraged visitors to write postcards to the prisoners, and in the time of the exhibition, over 98,000 postcards were written/drawn for these people.

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In such an unsettling and often frightening world we live in, it is easy to become discouraged just thinking about the shortcomings of our species. Greed, corruption, and violence appears to be all that we can hear when watching the news, while good deeds seem to be few and far between. With all that being said, it is simply astounding to hear what people can accomplish when entrenched by a moral goal. Renowned Chinese political activist, artist, and author, Ai Weiwei, delves into the complex su ...more
Alli P
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up after seeing his latest exhibit at the Marciano Foundation. It gave me a better understanding of Ai as an artist. I am inspired by his art activism. I recommend this book.
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Powerful. Documentation of Ai Weiwei’s show on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, 2014.
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