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Xu Bing exhibition at the Ashmolean

Date Posted: 09/01/2013

Contemporary artist Xu Bing works in a range of media: print, sculpture, installation and performance. The Ashmolean museum in Oxford will run a major exhibition of his work, Landscape Landscript, from 28th February to 19th May.

Xu Bing has become one of China’s best known and critically acclaimed artists, exhibiting in solo exhibitions and winning awards around the world. Landscape Landscript will be the first exhibition devoted to his landscapes.

Born in Chongqing, southwest China, in 1955, Xu Bing grew up in Beijing. During the Cultural Revolution in 1966 to 76, he was sent to the countryside for‘re-education’ after which he studied printmaking, becoming successful as both an artist and teacher.

He left China for the United States in 1990 and in 1999 received numerous awards including the first Artes Mundi prize in 2004.

School travel organisers taking pupils to see the exhibition must book in advance, and the museum needs at least two months notice to organise a guided tour for your school. Entry is free for under 18s.

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Photo credit: Apricot tree © Xu Bing Studio

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