Many of Xu Bing’s print and calligraphic works have appeared on an unlikely but surprisingly receptive mediumthe tobacco leaf. A comprehensive overview of Xu Bing’s tobacco projects, this volume includes reproductions of all the tobacco works, as well as several essays. Curator John Ravenal discusses the new Virginia work, its relation to the other tobacco pieces, and its place in the context of global contemporary art. Guest authors Wu Hung, Lydia Liu, and Edward Melillo address Xu Bing's work in the context of contemporary Chinese art and the history and culture of tobacco in Virginia.
Distributed for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
|Publisher:||University of Virginia Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.27(w) x 10.23(h) x 0.56(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|