Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing
Inaugural symposium celebrating the dedication of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Persistence | Transformation is a multidisciplinary conference focusing on Xu Bing’s art and its intellectual implications. Xu Bing will present an illuminating account of his own work. Leading scholars in a number of different fields address the place of Xu Bing’s work within the long history of Chinese calligraphic practice, examine it in the context of Chinese intellectual dissidence, discuss Japanese avant-garde parallels, and judge it from a Western art-historical viewpoint.
Director, Tang Center for East Asian Art
Dora C.Y. Ching
Associate Director, Tang Center for East Asian Art
Sound, Sense, and Scale in the History of Chinese Writing
Robert E. Harrist, Jr.
Whose Assumptions Does Xu Bing’s Art Disturb, and How?
“Word Art” in Contemporary Japan
Xu Bing, A Western Perspective
An Artist’s View