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



Upcoming Exhibitions and Lectures : SCAD and FIU Frost Art Museum


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.

Xu Bing is now on Instagram!

Posted in Uncategorized by xubing on February 4, 2015


We are pleased to announce that Xu Bing is now on Instagram!

Follow us at @XuBingArt and @XuBingStudio to get updates on Xu Bing’s art and news  about the artist.

Also hashtag #xubing #xubingart #xubingstudio so we can like and share your pictures on our page!

Xu Bing Awarded the 2014 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts by Secretary of State

Posted in Archive, Awards, Monkeys Grasping for the Moon by xubing on February 2, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry awarded the second U.S. Department of State-Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on January 21, 2015, in the Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room.

Secretary of State John Kerry awarded the second U.S. Department of State-Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on January 21, 2015, in the Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room.

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.

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

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

“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.