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Stone enclosure

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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 shows how the method developed, in other works for example he uses the character 水 (water) for river water, 木 (tree) to depict trees. This work depicts a stone enclosure with grass inside and further piles of stones.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Himalayas (place of creation)
    Asia Himalayas (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. 73d on p. 130, pp. 86, 124, 134, 155, 156, 191, 192, 193, illus. p. 132 fig. 73d

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