Xu Bing’s artworks & exhibitions

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Born in 1955 in Chongqing, China, Xu Bing is a pioneering Chinese contemporary installation artist. He is primarily known for his printmaking and calligraphy skills, as well as for serving as the VP of the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).

In his creative approach to artmaking, Bing usually explores language, text, and words, particularly how these linguistic elements have influenced our understanding of the world around us.

When it comes to calligraphy and printmaking, Bing is best known for reinventing the English alphabet and Chinese characters. In his installations, he usually creates moving and powerful mixed-media works that aim to upend perception and expectations, plus subvert language systems. He is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.


Banned: Sun Yuan & Peng Yu’s controversial dog video

The video work titled Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other has only recently been removed from Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition series known as Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World. The video series has been met with disapproval and disparagement not only by some art critics but animal lovers and welfare organizations as well.

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