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Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist. By Jed Perl

Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist. By Jed Perl

《新共和》杂志去年三月换了东家,近期改版。改版后第一期有篇著名艺术评论家 Jed Perl 论艾未未的文章值得关注: “Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist”,推荐阅读—— … Although Ai is a darling of journalists and editorialists around the world, his work may be a little overly explicit for some connoisseurs of late modernism or postmodernism, better suited to Art and America and The New York Times than to the pages of October. I suspect that many museum professionals in Europe and the United States who have supported Ai’s projects also regard him with a slight condescension, as something of an artistic naïf, albeit an extraordinarily self-possessed naïf. … … The trouble with…