by Joan Kee
MAR 2016 | Critics Page
They are images that, once seen, can never be unseen. Three large black-and-white photographs from 1995 show Ai Weiwei dropping a Han dynasty vase allegedly costing thousands of U.S. dollars. Known collectively as Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, the photographs have been cited as evidence of a willful iconoclasm, despite their having been made under far more prosaic circumstances (according to one account, Ai was simply attempting to test the speed of his new camera.)
by Nancy Nowacek
NOV 2015 | Critics Page
I’m sorry I haven’t had more time to dedicate to this incredible opportunityI’ve been scrambling to get multiple insurance policies, funding, contracts, and materials aligned to build and test the fully engineered bridge prototype next week.