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Date(s) - 12/04/2016
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Blanton Museum of Art

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Xu Bing: Book from the Sky
June 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017

No other work by a contemporary Chinese artist has attracted more devotion and discussion than Xu Bing’s iconic Book from the Sky. An immersive world of words, the installation comprises hundreds of books and scrolls, all printed from a set of 4,000 characters invented and carved by the artist. Despite its resemblance to Chinese writing, the printed text is illegible even to Chinese readers and is completely devoid of meaning. In its first full-scale installation in Texas, Xu’s Book from the Sky will challenge our faith in the written word and expose ways in which language can be vulnerable and culpable