The Forest For the Trees: Xu Bing’s Art Project

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Madeleine O’Dea writes on our sister site thebeijinger.com about Central Academy of Fine Arts Vice President Xu Bing‘s attempts to bridge conservation with art in his ‘Forest Project’:

“Over the next four months, Xu will work with more than 5,000 children aged 7-14, in ten diverse places, from the relatively rich cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the poorer regions of Sichuan, Inner Mongolia and Shanxi. He will teach the students and their teachers about the project, and about the ancient relationship between drawing and language. Most importantly, he will teach that by their own efforts they can make a difference.”

More here.

The Today Art Museum at Pingod has an exhibition of his works running until June 14.

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