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  1. Chinese Printmaker's Work Illustrates Futility, article Review "Chinese Printmaker's Work Illustrates Futility" by Ina Pasch, [1991] (Document) by Xu, Bing (1991)

    Review for the exhibition "A Book From the Sky" and "Ghosts Pounding the Wall" at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, from Nov. 1991-Jan. 19, 1992. "It is impossible to avoid the stereotypes and misconceptions of Western writers in the US who insist on saying negatives about all things Chinese. This article is an example of this and should be used only as such. "'Futility' in the title carries its own message, reinforcing a standard Western criticism about Asia and China in particular. "The first line sets up the text as, '...a personal vision of an imperfect country.' "It disparages the Great Wall as in construction for eons yet failing in a purpose of their interpretation -- with no mention of 'Hsung-Nu' barbarian horse riders to the North who raided China and eventually sacked Rome through Central Europe. "To denigrate a whole civilization as 'beating its head against the a wall' is a good signal when you are in the midst of a biased politics. "Terms like 'pessimistic" and "negativism" in regard to China are also good earmarks/signals. Written around 1991 when Xu Bing came to US, this artist is now so highly regarded internationally and in the West, yet such viewpoints continue to find their way to press." --Robert Lee, Director, Asian American Arts Centre, 2008

  2. Copyright Statement An Ancient Garden Youthfully Abloom: Chinese Art Today (Document) by Xu, Bing (2001)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/11/arts/art-architecture-an-ancient-garden-youthfully-abloom-chinese-art-today.html

  3. Art, Design, and the Enjoyment of Pursuit, paper, pg 1 Excerpt from paper "Art, Design, and the Enjoyment of Pursuit--No U-Turn" by Richard Buchanan, 1990 (Document) by Xu, Bing (1990)

    "This is an excerpt from the above-cited article translated by Yan Ma"--transcribed from document

  4. New China, postcard, pg 1 Exhibition postcard for "New China", Jack Tilton Gallery, 1997 (Document) by Xu, Bing (1997)

    Exhibition postcard for "New China" at Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City, from Jun. 27-Jul. 31, 1997.

  5. A Book From the Sky (detail) A Book From the Sky (detail) (Work) by Xu, Bing (1989)

    Materials and Techniques: mixed media installation

    Subjects: Xu Bing; books; language (verbal communication); letters (signs); texts (document genres)

  6. A Book From the Sky A Book From the Sky (Work) by Xu, Bing (1989)

    Materials and Techniques: mixed media installation

    Subjects: Xu Bing; books; language (verbal communication); letters (signs); texts (document genres)

  7. A Book From the Sky (detail) A Book From the Sky (detail) (Work) by Xu, Bing (1991)

    Materials and Techniques: mixed media installation

    Subjects: Xu Bing; books; language (verbal communication); letters (signs); texts (document genres)

    Local Subjects: annual exhibitions

  8. Bing Xu's Resume, pg 1 Artist Resume, [1991] (Document) by Xu, Bing (0000)
  9. Xu Bing: Recent Work, press release, pg 1 Exhibition press release for "Xu Bing: Recent Work", The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1994 (Document) by Xu, Bing (1994)

    Exhibition press release for "Xu Bing: Recent Work" at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, from Jul. 15-Sep. 11, 1994. (Press release dated: May, 1994.)