Six Routes to the Himalayas “Kiasma,” a periodical published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
The article features Xu Bing’s trip to the Himalayas in 1999 with artists: Honoré δ’O from Belgium, Simryn Gill from Australia, Hans Hamid Rasmussen from Norway, Liisa Roberts from Italy, Jussi Heikkila and Hannu Jannes from Finland.
Xu Bing’s immersion in the Nepalese landscape led him to create his now well-known Landscript series, a style of landscape painting that uses ancient Chinese pictorgrams to depict the objects which they represent. This series was recently the subject of Landscape/Landscript, an in-depth solo exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
Huffington Post features Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral in the recent article “You Had No Idea These Amazing Works Of Art Were Hidden In Plain Sight” .
A brief interview with the artist is highlighted alongside works by Nathan Sawaya, Jason Kimes, John Ahearn, Rigoberto Torres, Sally Heller, Orly Genger, James Surls and Alice Aycock.
“Modernity 3.0: Bridging East-West Art” (exhibition and symposium), 80 WSE Gallery, NYU Steinhardt, NY, (Jun. 5- Jul. 12, 2014)
80 WSE Gallery at NYU Steinhardt will open the group exhibition Modernity 3.0/Bridging East- West Art with a symposium tonight. The exhibition is curated by Zhang Qing, Director of Research and Curator, National Museum of Art in China and Henk Slager, Dean, Graduate School Utrecht Art and Design, Netherlands and is facilitated by G. Pryor, NYU Steinhardt. The exhibition and event are underwritten and co-sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Office of Global Programs. The symposium will include Henk Slager, John Rajchman and Lily Chumley. Xu Bing will not participate.
Modernity 3.0 / Bridging East-West Art: Exhibition and Symposia
Opening reception June 5, 6-8:30pm
Symposia June 5, 7-8:30pm