Published as part of the Asian Art & Culture series by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, this monograph on Xu Bing traces the Chinese artist's career and provides illustrations and in-depth descriptions of his works, which have been shown from Finland to Australia and the United States. Britta Erickson’s essay offers an insightful study of Xu Bing’s development as a significant international artist while Xu Bing’s own chapter tells us about his life and work. This publication also includes an index and a bibliography for further reading.
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Onsite

editor

Nancy EICKEL

Location code MON.XUB
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2001

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Living Word

- XU Bing, 徐冰

1. The Quiet Iconoclast
2. Mistrust of Language and the Book from the Sky
3. Language as the Intellectual Game
4. To be Human
5. Serve the People
Words without Meaning, Meaning without Words: The Art of Xu Bing
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Words without Meaning, Meaning without Words: The Art of Xu Bing