Xu Bing Studio Blog

Selection from the Archive – “Six Routes to the Himalayas” (Kiasma: Jul, 2000)

Posted in Archive, Lanscript, Publication, Solo Exhibition by xubing on July 11, 2014

“Six Routes to the Himalayas,” Kiasma, vol.3

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.

ARTnews Shelfie Project: Art-World Luminaries Pose With Their Books

Posted in Online Curated, Uncategorized by xubing on June 17, 2014

Xu Bing in front of his personal library in Beijing.

To launch the Summer Reading Roundup, ARTnews asked Xu Bing and many other art insiders including Elektra KB (Artist), Jerry Saltz (Art critic, New York Magazine), Jiajia Fei (Digital Marketing Manager, Guggenheim Museum), Frohawk Two Feathers (Artist), Deborah Kass (Artist), Robert Storr (Dean, Yale School of Art), Janine Antoni (Artist),Thomas Lax, (Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Sofia Maldonado (Artist), John Zinsser (Painter, former co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Art, 1988) Doreen Remen (Art Production Fund, Art Markit), Carlos Rolón/Dzine (Artist), Teresita Fernández, (Artist), Holly Block (Director, Bronx Museum), Manish Vora(Founder, Artlog.com), Cynthia Carr (Author, Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz), Matthew Weinstein (Artist), Saya Woolfalk (Artist), Glenn Adamson (Director, Museum of Arts and Design), David Ross (Chair, MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts), Toyin Odutola (Artist), Laurie Simmons (Artist), and Pablo Helguera (Artist) to take selfies with their personal libraries.

Click here to view Xu Bing’s selfie.

Huffington Post features “Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral”


Xu Bing’s “Phoenix” installation view at the Cathedral Church of Saint John Divine, New York (Photo: Joe Griffin)

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 KimesJohn Ahearn, Rigoberto Torres, Sally HellerOrly Genger, James Surls and Alice Aycock. 

Click here to view more informations about Xu Bing’s Phoenix at The Cathedral Church of Saint John Divine.

“Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral” Featured on Instagram Blog

Posted in Current Exhibition, Exhibition, Phoenix Project by xubing on June 12, 2014

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“Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral” is the focus of this week’s #artthursday hashtag on the official Instagram blog and their photo of the day. The blog post includes a brief interview with the artist and features some great shots of the birds by Instagram users.

“Modernity 3.0: Bridging East-West Art” (exhibition and symposium), 80 WSE Gallery, NYU Steinhardt, NY, (Jun. 5- Jul. 12, 2014)

Posted in Current Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Upcoming Lecture by xubing on June 5, 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

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