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

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

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