Xu Bing Studio Blog

Xu Bing Talks May 20 and May 22 at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and the Aldrich Museum, CT

Posted in Background Story, Past Exhibitions, Past Lectures by xubing on May 17, 2010

In Conversation: Xu Bing
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY)
May 20, 2010, 6:30pm

Xu Bing will discuss his work with ARTnew‘s Robin Cembalest at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Xu’s large scale installation, “Background Story,” is part of  the exhibition Dead or Alive, currently on view at MAD.

To reserve your spot, please email your name to groups@madmuseum.org by May 17.

Benefit! Contemporary Chinese Art: New Voices, New Markets
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT)
May 22, 2010, 6:30pm

The Aldrich Contemporart Art Museum‘s spring fundraiser will explore Chinese contemporary art with a dialogue between Xu Bing and art critic/journalist Barbara Pollack. The discussion will be moderated by William C. McCahill, Jr., former Chargé d’Affaires of the American Embassy, Beijing.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Zeder at 203.438.4519 or ezeder@aldrichart.org.

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Xu Bing to be awarded honorary doctorate by Columbia University, May 18, New York, NY

Posted in Awards by xubing on May 5, 2010

Columbia University Morningside Campus, Photo: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Xu Bing Studio is pleased to announce that Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Xu Bing during the University’s 2010 commencement exercises. This year’s honorees include early American historian Bernard Bailyn; DNA research pioneer Jacqueline Barton; Harlem Children’s Zone founder Geoffrey Canada; noted economist C. Lowell Harriss (awarded posthumously); Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel L. Klein; Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner and innovating Chemist Koji Nakanishi.