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Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript - exhibition now online

13 May 2013

The online version of Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript, one of the first major exhibitions of contemporary art at the Ashmolean, and one of the first exhibitions devoted to the artist Xu Bing’s landscapes, is now live. Visitors can browse and search all objects featured in this exhibition, on display in the Ashmolean's Special Exhibitions Galleries until 19th May.

As well as providing high-quality zoomable images of the objects and all available contextual information, the online exhibition also links through to multimedia content created especially for the show, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, artist interviews, curator podcasts, and other information and activities.

Xu Bing has become one of China’s best-known and critically acclaimed artists, receiving various awards for his work and exhibiting around the world. His work focuses particularly on the pictorial quality of the Chinese language, which, he maintains, lies at the core of Chinese culture. It ranges across media, such as print, sculpture, installation and performance. His international success has grown in response to his ability to embed complex ideas about art and culture within accessible, playful works which engage the audience.

After the physical display has ended, the web-based version of the exhibition will remain online indefinitely, as an archived resource that can continue to be explored. A fully illustrated catalogue of the Xu Bing exhibition with further information is also available to purchase from the exhibition shop or online.

The Ashmolean has also selected a number of works from its own collection to complement this exhibition currently on display in its Chinese Painting Gallery - the Chinese Landscapes from the Ashmolean Collection exhibition is also available on Eastern Art Online.

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