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Sketchbook of landscapes from north west China

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  • Description

    During the early 1980s Xu Bing made several trips to the mountains of Qinghai in northwest China. The drawing on this page opening depicts the area around Longyang Gorge, the steep and narrow ravine where the Yellow River enters the north China plain. It is the same area shown in the etchings he prepared on the spot in 1986.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (subject)
    July 1986
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper; bound
    15.5 x 20.5 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 34 on p. 70, p. 71, illus. p. 70 fig. 34

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