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Kathmandu airport

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  • Description

    This sketch was drawn in 1999 when Xu Bing went to the Himalayas, on a visit organised by the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. This is one of the first landscripts he drew and includes some methods that he discontinued. For example, the runway markings here are represented by repetitions of the character 白 (white).

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Nepal (Kathmandu airport) (place of creation)
    Asia Nepal (Kathmandu airport) (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on Nepalese paper
    11.5 x 15 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. 73a on p. 130, pp. 86, 116, 124, 134, 155, 156, 191, 192, 193, illus. p. 116 fig. 3

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