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Mountain Rhythm

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  • Description

    This mountainside shows the site of a hydro-electric power station that was under construction near the Longyang Gorge at the time of Xu Bing’s visit. The etching is a rare example of open-air engraving. Xu Bing took with him to Qinghai province copper plates that had been waxed in Beijing. He scratched through them at the scene to make these two images, which are part of a series, and added the acid when he returned to his local accommodation.

  • Details

    Longyang Gorge
    Associated place
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (Longyang Gorge) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (Longyang Gorge) (subject)
    28 July 1986
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (printmaker)
    Material and technique
    etching; pencil inscription
    mount 59.5 x 78 cm (height x width)
    sheet 56.5 x 52 cm (height x width)
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    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. 60 on p. 98, pp. 70, 71, 84, 99, illus. p. 98 fig. 60

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