University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Xu Bing | Speaker Series Lecture Video

November 10, 2009  by: Dom

Xu Bing spoke on November 9, 2009, as part of the Visual Studies Speaker Series.

Watch the lecture (Requires VLC or Windows Media Player):

Xu Bing’s artistic practice is an exploration of language. In works ranging from monumental installations to handcrafted books, Xu Bing plays with the written word. Born in Chongqing, China Xu Bing studied printmaking at of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, where he is currently Vice President. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY and the Joan Miro Foundation, Spain amongst other major institutions. Xu Bing has shown at the 45th and 51st Venice Biennales and in 1999 was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

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