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Fengtai, Beijing

  • loan
  • Description

    In 1978 Xu Bing again went to Fengtai train depot, on this occasion to visit a friend who had been with him in Shouliang Gou during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), and subsequently assigned there as a railway worker. Though the subject is the workers’ housing, human figures are typically absent from Xu Bing’s drawing, and the focus is on the landscape elements.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (Fengtai) (place of creation)
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (Fengtai) (subject)
    March 1978
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil on paper
    20.4 x 26.9 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. 7 on p. 34, pp. 16, 59, illus. p. 35 fig. 7

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