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Reading space : the art of Xu Bing

Author: Bing Xu; Carolyn C Guile; Colgate University. Department of Art and Art History.
Publisher: Hamilton, NY : Dept. of Art and Art History, Colgate University, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this solo exhibition at the Clifford Gallery curated by Carolyn Guile, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955, Chongqing, Sichuan province, China), winner of a MacArthur "genius grant" (1999), presents fifteen works drawn from the last twenty years that explore the interpretability of text and image, including a portion of A Book from the Sky (1987). Emerging  Read more...
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Named Person: Bing Xu; Bing Xu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bing Xu; Carolyn C Guile; Colgate University. Department of Art and Art History.
ISBN: 9780981953007 098195300X
OCLC Number: 539072369
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Jan. 19-Mar. 5, 2009, Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.
Description: 68 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface / Rebecca S. Chopp --
Bookends and endgames in the art of Xu Bing / Carolyn C. Guile --
Xu Bing's art: making the meaning (less) to serve people / Gao Minglu --
Words, words, words, and the method in it: the madness of Xu Bing / Jerome Silbergeld --
Xu Bing in his own words: excepts from a lecture delivered at Colgate University November 10, 2008 --
Timeline: selected events and exhibitions --
Exhibition checklist.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn C. Guile ; with contributions by Gao Minglu [and others].
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In this solo exhibition at the Clifford Gallery curated by Carolyn Guile, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955, Chongqing, Sichuan province, China), winner of a MacArthur "genius grant" (1999), presents fifteen works drawn from the last twenty years that explore the interpretability of text and image, including a portion of A Book from the Sky (1987). Emerging from his position as witness to the Cultural Revolution in China, Xu Bing has created works that engage the public and private act of reading. The exhibition continues A Year of Chinese Art at Colgate sponsored by the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts and made possible in part by the generous support of Robert H.N. Ho '56. Examples of Xu Bing's early work, emerging from the Chinese woodblock printmaking tradition, are currently on view in the exhibition, Woodcuts in Modern China, 1937-2998: Toward a Universal Language, co-curated by Joachim Homann and Renee Covalucci at Colgate's Picker Art Gallery through April 26, 2009. Reading Space: The Art of Xu Bing will be accompanied by an illustrated scholarly catalogue with contributions by Gao Minglu, Jerome Silbergeld, and Carolyn Guile.

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