Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Nov. 26, 2010-Feb. 13, 2011)
Xu Bing will exhibit a new large-scale woodblock print at the exhibition Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition set to open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in November 2010. The exhibition, organized by Hao Sheng, the Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, will also include work by Li Huayi, Arnold Chang, Qiu Ting, Zeng Xiaojun, Liu Dan, Qin Feng, Yu Hong, Liu Xiaodong, and Li Jin.
Woodcuts in Modern China, 1937-2008: Towards a Universal Pictorial Language, China Institute Gallery, New York (Through Dec. 5, 2010)
Curated by Joachim Homann and Renee Covalucci, Woodcuts in Modern China includes work by woodcut masters Gu Yuan, Li Hua, Li Huanmin, Xu Bing and others. A full-color, illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Courier, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York (Oct. 5 – Dec. 4, 2010)
Courier brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works that are rooted in the physical, communicative, or iconic properties of the typewriter. From emblematic homage to pointed social critique, the works selected for this exhibition demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas. Artists include, Leona Christie/Gavin Christie, Daniela Comani, Lee Etheredge IV, Ann Hamilton, William Kentridge, Matt Liddle, Elena del Rivero, Allyson Strafella, Ignacio Uriarte, and Xu Bing, who will exhibit his interactive installation work Book from the Ground (2003-ongoing).
The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Arts of China Gallery Grand Opening, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has recently opened its newly constructed Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Arts of China Gallery, three adjoining rooms that showcase the Museum’s growing collection of Chinese Art.
Volumes of Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky (1987-1991) will be displayed alongside a new commission by Cai Guo-Qiang and a recent video work by Yang Fudong. The galleries will also include stunning examples of traditional Chinese sculpture and painting.
The Past in the Present: Script and Archaism in Modern Chinese Art, The Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford University (Through Nov. 28, 2010)
The Past in the Present explores the evolution of Chinese calligraphy and text from earliest appearance more than two thousand years ago as inscriptions on Shang dynasty oracle bones (c.1600-1050 BC) to it’s modern forms. In addition to works of traditional Chinese calligraphy, the exhibition also includes Xu Bing’s Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy (1994-1996), a recent acquisition by the Ashmolean.
Reopened less than a year ago after a major renovation, the Ashmolean is England’s oldest museum and the world’s first university museum.