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XU BING: PHOENIX. Thircuir Ltd., Hong Kong, 2015. 232 pp. with 281 ills. (235 col.). 27 x 16 cm. ISBN 9789881607928 Bilingual in English and Chinese.
Publisher's description: Born in Sichuan in 1955, Xu Bing is widely considered to be among the most important Chinese artists working today. The Phoenix, the mythical bird that crosses civilizations and eras, has a central role in the artist's latest productions. Xu Bing's Phoenixes -- made of random common materials used in building construction -- are allegories of the tremendous changes that occurred in China since the opening of the country and illustrate the contrasts within its "renaissance." Xu Bing will be unveiling his new Phoenix at the 2015 Venice Biennale this May. His piece will be located over the water between two boathouses at the Pavilion at Arsenale -- Giardino delle Vergini. The 56th International Art Exhibition, titled All the World's Futures and curated by Okwui Enwezor, will be open to the public from 9 May to 22 November 2015 at the Giardini and Arsenale venues.
Artist(s):Xu Bing
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — China — Post-2000 — Sculpture
Plans: 73,75,55
Worldwide Number: 082576
Paperbound $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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