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Northern Hebei landscape

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  • Description

    This drawing depicts the landscape around the village of Shouliang Gou, where Xu Bing lived from 1974–1977 as an urban youth being re-educated during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976). He drew in the evening after the day’s agricultural work was over. He initially drew portraits of the village residents, only later switching to landscapes.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Yanqing county) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Yanqing county) (subject)
    December 1976
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil and crayon on paper
    mount 27 x 39.5 cm (height x width)
    drawing 18 x 26 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 5 on p. 32, pp. 14, 39, 46, 55, illus. p. 32 fig. 5

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