Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing's Book Works
  • Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing's Book Works
  • 03-Mar-2007 - 29-Apr-2007
  • White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Description

The arts associated with bookmaking (calligraphy, writing and printing) have played a central role in the career of Xu Bing, one of the most significant artists to emerge from China in the years following the Cultural Revolution. Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground provides an inclusive overview of Xu Bing's involvement with the book as a format for artistic exploration. The exhibition will also include two computer workstations with interactive programs developed by Xu Bing that elaborate his language-based Book Works.

Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing's Book Works has been organized to coincide with Xu Bing's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Graphics Council during the group's annual meeting in Kansas City (March 21-25, 2007). A planned publication about the exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Arthur V. Neis. An April 26 lecture at the Spencer by Xu Bing is made possible by the Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Fund.