Xu Bing has been invited the the Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Art to participate in two events on the 24th and 25th of February respectively.
On the 24th of February, five preeminent Chinese poets will the join the artist to discuss the role of poetry and art in contemporary Chinese society. The speakers will also reflect on Xu Bing’s current New York exhibition “Phoenix”.
On the 25th of February, Xu Bing and the five Chinese poets will be joined by five prominent American poets for a reading of poetry. This event will take place at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, where the “Phoenix” installation is currently displayed.
Xu Bing will be guest speaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as a deFINE ART 2015 program honoree. The lecture will take place on the 18th of February 2015 at the Trustees Theater.
His Solo Exhibition: Things Are Not What They First Appear will be on display at the SCAD Museum of Art from the 17th of February to the 3rd of July 2015.
Click here to access the events page on the SCAD website for more information
Another of the artist’s upcoming exhibition, Xu Bing: Writing Between Heaven and Earth will open at Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum on the 21st of February. He will also be conducting a lecture about his latest work and the exhibition at the opening reception.
Click here to access the Events Calendar at the Frost Art Museum for more information.
The Department of State Office of Art in Embassies has announced Xu Bing as one of the recipients of the second US. Department of State- Medal of Arts.
Other artists who also received the award are Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley.
For further information from the U.S. Department of State, click here.