From National Heritage to Transnational Trauma: Tradition, Globalization, and Refugees in the Art of Ai Weiwei

dc.contributor.advisorSherer, Scott
dc.contributor.authorPatrias, Jordyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEckmann, Teresa
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHardgrove, Anne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnson, Julie
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5553-6783
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-12T19:29:29Z
dc.date.available2024-02-12T19:29:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
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dc.description.abstractActivist artist Ai Weiwei (born 1957) focuses attention on the conceptual construction of different histories in a period of global exchange. In his installations, Ai examines personal, national, and international relationships through reflections of self, society, and the human condition. This thesis considers one project and two exhibitions, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995), Soleil Levant (June 20-October 1, 2017), and Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle (September 28, 2018-March 3, 2019), for the purpose of exploring Ai's use of tradition, and subsequently, his transformation of that tradition to create an image of power that speaks to a global audience. This thesis investigates Ai's appreciation for Chinese and Western art historical and socio-cultural histories as he explores themes of identity, representation, and cross-cultural exchange.
dc.description.departmentArt and Art History
dc.format.extent94 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781392422113
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/4864
dc.languageen
dc.subjectActivist Art
dc.subjectAi Weiwei
dc.subjectContemporary Art
dc.subjectContemporary Chinese Art
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectRefugees
dc.subject.classificationArt history
dc.titleFrom National Heritage to Transnational Trauma: Tradition, Globalization, and Refugees in the Art of Ai Weiwei
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentArt and Art History
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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