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Forestry industry in Changbai

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  • Description

    Changbai in the far northeast is one of China’s main forest regions. Xu Bing went there on a trip organised by the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and this drawing ‘at the East is Red forestry department timber yard and mill’ was amongst those submitted in his final degree project. He has used various erasure techniques, and the composition is more pictorial than in other drawings of this period. The repetitions anticipate aspects of his later landscape work.

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    Associated place
    AsiaChinaJilin province Changbai (place of creation)
    AsiaChinaJilin province Changbai (subject)
    June 1979
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil on paper
    27.5 x 41.5 cm (height x width)
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    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. 8 on p. 36, pp. 16, 18, 19, 38, 45, illus. p. 37 fig. 8

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