It Begins with Metamorphosis

Guest curator Dr. Yeewan Koon (L) and artist Xu Bing (R) at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on May 17, 2014. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)

HONG KONG, May 17, 2014 — It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing is on view at Asia Society Hong Kong Center from May 8 through August 31, 2014. Curated by Dr. Yeewan Koon, this is the first major solo exhibition of Xu Bing in Hong Kong, featuring some of the latest artworks by this renowned artist. This exhibition shows how metamorphosis marks the beginning of a process that brings insights to Xu Bing and his art. Through the transformative power of materiality and communication, concepts of memories and histories are reenacted, challenged and reflected. Far from being a retrospective look at the past, Xu Bing shows how concepts and values of time are fundamental to our lives today.

Watch the presentation by Xu as he revealed his journey as a contemporary Chinese artist, followed by a discussion with Xu and Koon on the story behind the exhibition.

Video: Watch the complete program (48 min., 58 sec.)