Xu Bing in ConversationVIEW EVENT DETAILS
How to define “us” as human beings: Reflections on the interaction of art, environment, AI, and the universe
The Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations is proud to host the artist Xu Bing, a trailblazer in the field of contemporary Chinese art, for a conversation about his recent artistic practice. Xu Bing will take the stage as part of an ongoing series of events associated with Asia Society's COAL + ICE exhibition and the Mandarin-language dialogue series 725 Salon. This event offers a rare chance to explore the mind of Xu Bing, a creative maestro in his musings on art and the environment.
Xu Bing will present his latest work and reflections in a conversation, diving into a riveting exploration of environmental challenges, artificial intelligence, and the universe. Central to the conversation will be the question of how these challenges and interactions redefine “us” as human beings. In the discussion, we will challenge our audience to reconsider the traditional perceptions of art, technology, nature, and the universe.
More than 50 of Xu Bing’s woodcut prints, videos, drawings, installations, and other ephemera representing almost 50 years of the artist’s creative output will be on view at Asia Society Texas from February 22 through July 14, 2024 in the exhibition Xu Bing: Word Alchemy.
The conversation will be conducted in Mandarin with English translation provided and will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This program is part of the COAL + ICE exhibition and series of programs at Asia Society, Feb. 13-Aug. 11, 2024, designed to provoke thought and action on climate change. The exhibition will be open for extended hours the evening of the program until 6:30 p.m.
本次活动也将作为亚洲协会《冰 + 煤》艺术大展的系列活动及中文对话活动《725沙龙》的活动之一，对公众呈现。
Xu Bing, born in 1955, is renowned for his innovative conceptual and installation art, adeptly incorporating language and text to challenge our worldviews. As a former vice-president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University, he is a globally recognized figure in the contemporary art world and is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Fukuoka Prize, among other accolades. His art, exhibited in major museums and catalogs, reflects a deep engagement with the interplay of words and meaning, significantly influencing contemporary art. Xu Bing continues to split his time between Beijing and New York, shaping artistic discourse and perception in China and the United States.