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Upcoming Exhibitions and Lectures : SCAD and FIU Frost Art Museum

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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.

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.

Huffington Post features “Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral”

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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.

Today Digital Art Museum captures Xu Bing’s TFAM Solo Retrospective in arresting 360 degree detail

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Today Digital Art Museum has produced a panoramic tour of Xu Bing: A Retrospective, recently featured at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. With over 30 individual views, it is an engrossing way to get to know some of Xu Bing’s most significant works.

Click the image or here to take a look.

Xu Bing: A Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (Jan. 25–Apr. 20, 2014)

Xu Bing at TFAM preparing the chalkboard for his "Square Word Calligraphy Classroom"

Xu Bing at TFAM preparing the chalkboard for his “Square Word Calligraphy Classroom”

 

This spring, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) presented Xu Bing: A Retrospective, Asia’s first large-scale solo exhibition of Xu Bing’s work. The exhibition was curated by the Museum’s senior curator and art critic Chia Chi Jason Wang. The exhibition included such major works as Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky, Ghosts Pounding the Wall, 1st Class and massive new installation of Background Story series. Xu Bing: Art As a Form of Thinking, a lecture by noted scholar John Rajchman, Columbia University, investigated the way various modes of thinking are given play in Xu Bing’s creative practice.

A small booklet and checklist produced by TFAM in English and Traditional Chinese is available for download here.