Three Installations By Xu Bing

Author: Bing Xu
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780932900319
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Three Installations By Xu Bing. This documents the Chinese avant-garde artist's first show in the United States: Ghosts Pounding the Wall, A Book from the Sky, Five Series of Repetitions. Born in China in 1955, he was later named a MacArthur Fellow and had an exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in 2001, curated by Britta Erickson. This documents the Chinese avant-garde artist's first show in the United States: Ghosts Pounding the Wall, A Book from the Sky, Five Series of Repetitions. Born in China in 1955, he was later named a MacArthur Fellow and had an exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in 2001, curated by Britta Erickson. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Phoenix Project

Author: Gene Kim
Publisher: IT Revolution
ISBN: 0988262584
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The Phoenix Project. Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow, streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

The Book About Xu Bing S Book From The Ground

Author: Mathieu Borysevicz
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262027427
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The Book About Xu Bing S Book From The Ground. Although the pictogram-only narrative in Xu Bing's Book from the Ground can be read by anyone, there is much more to the story of Xu Bing's wordless book than can be gleaned from icons alone. This companion volume to Book from the Ground chronicles the entire project, mapping the history of Xu Bing's novel creation from inspiration to exhibition to publication. In the 1980s, Xu Bing created Book from the Sky. Using garbled and nonsensical faux-Chinese characters, this installation expressed Xu's doubts about written language and provoked questions about the Chinese language. Thirty years later, with Book from the Ground, the artist expresses his hope for a single, universally understood language. Inspired by airport signs that communicate instantaneously through images--directing a temporary community of modern nomads where to eat, shop, sit, and find a bathroom--Xu began to collect images, icons, and logos from which he could construct a story. This book describes Xu's research, showing notebook pages and bulletin boards full of clipped-out images; offers commentary by the artist and discussions of reading, alphabets and languages; documents, with text and photographs, exhibitions and installations connected to the work (including a Book from the Ground pop-up concept store); provides a list of works; describes Xu's "icon lab"; and "translates" Xu's pictographic narrative into English.

Xu Bing And Contemporary Chinese Art

Author: Hsingyuan Tsao
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438437927
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Xu Bing And Contemporary Chinese Art. Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.

Making History

Author: Wu Hung
Publisher: Timezone 8 Limited
ISBN: 9789889961701
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Making History. Making Historycollects the most provocative and insightful essays of Wu Hung, the esteemed scholar and critic of Chinese contemporary art and culture. Written in clear and readable prose, this volume contains detailed analyses of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the most exciting contemporary artists practicing today.

Persistence Transformation

Author: Jerome Silbergeld
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691125688
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Persistence Transformation. The calligrapher and book artist Xu Bing has been called the most innovative Chinese artist of our time. As a citizen of both China and the United States and the first Asian-American artist to win the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius award," Xu Bing has fascinated and challenged audiences around the world with his imaginative textual art. From his 4,000 unreadable Chinese-looking characters, which unite Asian and Western audiences alike in an egalitarianism of induced illiteracy, to his invention of a "square words" language that makes "Chinese" readable by anyone at all, Xu Bing's use of language is at once artistically brilliant, highly entertaining, and profoundly subversive--a sharp-witted, masterly word-play that, in his own words, "strikes at the very essence of culture." In exhibitions on four continents, Xu Bing's printed art, mixed-media installations, and performance pieces--from books and calligraphic sculptures to inscribed pigs--have fascinated specialists and general audiences alike and generated a growing body of literature. This volume presents the first multidisciplinary study of Xu Bing's art and its intellectual implications. Included is an illuminating account by Xu Bing of his own work, as well as essays by leading scholars in a number of different fields. The essays address the place of this 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.

Late Modernism

Author: Anne Fitzpatrick
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583413487
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Late Modernism. Text and photographs introduce twentieth-century American art.

The Art Of Xu Bing

Author: Britta Erickson
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295981437
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The Art Of Xu Bing. Xu Bing (born 1955) stands out as a leading figure in the international art world. His works and installation pieces, including Ghosts Pounding the Wall (an acutal rubbing of the Great Wall done at Jinshanling in 1990) and Wu Street (1993), and his ongiong exploration of language have brought worldwide attention to this unassuming provocateur.As a teenager in China during its Cultural Revolution, Xu Bing experienced the emotional and social upheavals that marked this tumultuous time. He was removed from his "reactionary" parents in Beijing and sent to the provinces to work in a small farming commune as part of Mao Zedong's "rustication" program in 1974. His forced participation in the revolution led him to question and re-examine all he had known, from the meaning and appearance of Chinese characters to the purpose of the Great Wall of China and the value of art and culture.An accomplished calligrapher, printmaker, and art teacher, Xu Bing turned his simultaneous interest in and mistrust of language into an extended examination of Chinese characters. The result was the Book from the Sky, a powerful installation of books, scrolls, and panels for which Xu Bing invented hundreds of new characters in the late 1980s. This uneasy play between the familiar and the unknown--these words without meaning--caused an uproar in Beijing art community and led the Chinese government to censor Xu Bing and his art. The artist emigrated to the United States in 1990.Featuring works in Square Word Calligraphy, his whimsical, invented language, The Art of Xu Bing traces the calligrapher's career and provides illustrations and in-depth descriptions of his works, which have been shown from Finland to Australia and the United States. Author and art historian Britta Erickson leads his insightful look at Xu Bing's development as a significant artist, and Xu Bing himself contributes a fascinating chapter on his life and work.

Multiple Impressions

Author: Xiaobing Tang
ISBN: 9781930561144
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Multiple Impressions. Catalogue accompanying exhibition, University of Michigan Museum of Art, July 16-October 23, 2011.