Xu Bing Studio Blog

Xu Bing in New York with Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian institute

Posted in Current Exhibitions, Phoenix Project by xubing on February 17, 2015

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.

For more information, and to register for the events, please refer to the flyers below. 
Sound and Image: Chinese Poets in conversation with Artist Xu bing



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 Exhibitions, Exhibitions, 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.

Xu Bing : The Thirty-Third Spirit of the City Awards Gala, THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE, New York (Jun.10, 2014)

Posted in Awards, Phoenix Project by xubing on June 3, 2014

Xu Bing’s “Phoenix” installation at the Cathedral of Saint John Divine


On June 10, Xu Bing will receive The Spirit of the City Global Arts Award at The Cathedral Church of Saint John Divide during The Thirty Third Spirit Of The City Awards Gala. Spirit of the City, the Cathedral’s major annual fundraising benefit, has celebrated some of New York’s most outstanding individuals in culture, business, philanthropy, and global citizenship. Proceeds from the evening help underwrite programs offered by the Cathedral year-round; preserve the magnificent building and grounds that are its legacy; and welcome over one million visitors and worshipers annually. Mary Jane Brock, Sarah E. Nash and Michael S. Sylvester serve as the dinner’s Co-Chairs.

To download and print a reservation form, click here.

Tickets for the black tie dinner can be purchased by contacting Nick Masciotti at the Gala Office at 212-997-0100 or nmasciotti@projectsplusinc.com.


“Phoenix Project” Unveiled at Today Art Museum, Beijing, On View Through April 6th, 2010

Posted in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions, Phoenix Project by xubing on March 26, 2010

“Phoenix Project” Unveiled in Beijing

Events include outdoor installation, document exhibition, catalogue and series of scholarly lectures…

Xu Bing Studio is pleased to announce the inaugural public exhibition of Xu Bing’s towering Phoenix Project at the Today Art Museum, Beijing.

Consisting of two 28 meter long birds pieced together from construction debris gathered at the site of the new Beijing World Financial Center and weighing 12 tons, the Phoenix Project will be on display, suspended from cranes in front of the Today Art Museum, from March 28th to April 6th, 2010. As the sun sets each night, small light emitting diodes embedded within the phoenixes will illuminate in a constellation like pattern.

In addition to the outdoor installation of Xu Bing’s phoenixes, The Today Art Museum will also host a document exhibition of sketches, reports and models providing insight into the artist’s creative process (March 28th to April 16th) and an exciting series of talks focused on the Phoenix Project (March 28th). Speakers include critically acclaimed director Jia Zhangke, renowned critic Li Tuo, President of The Central Academy of Fine Arts Pan Gongkai, poet Ouyang Jianghe, and the artist.

Organizers: Today Art Museum, Xu Bing Studio, Ravenel Art Group
Opening Reception: 4pm, 27 March, 2010
Outdoor Installation: March 28th– April 16th, 2010
Document Exhibition: March 28th – April 16th, 2010
Venue: Art Square & Building No.1, Today Art Museum
Address: Pingguo Community, No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 8610-58760600-100
Website: www.todayartmuseum.com


Xu Bing Phoenix Academic Conference: 28 March, 2010
Venue: 2nd floor exhibition hall of building No.1

Conference 1: 10:00-13:00
The Origin and Meaning of the Phoenix
Keynote Speaker: Li Tuo

Capital and Art: Tension within Conspiracy
Keynote Speaker: Jia Zhangke

Conference 2: 14:00-17:00
Phoenix: The Intersection between Art and Reality
Keynote Speaker: Pan Gongkai
Guest Speaker: Ouyang Jianghe

Returning to the Basics of Art: Understanding the Artistic
Language of the Phoenix

Keynote Speaker: Xu Bing