Where Does the Dust Itself Collect?: Artist Talk with Xu Bing | 「尘埃」徐冰访谈

Tue, Sep 13, 2011 @ 6:30pm - 4:00pm



Join MOCA and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) for a conversation with renowned artist, Xu Bing on the artistic and spiritual implications of his first American installation of Where Does the Dust Itself Collect? 


Originally created in 2004 in Cardiff, Wales, this project utilizes the dust that the artist collected from the streets of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Recreating a field of dust across a floor surface, punctuated by the outline of a Zen Buddhist poem, the work explores the relationship between the material and the spiritual world, and the complicated circumstances created by different world perspectives.


Xu Bing (1955- ) was born in Chongqing, China but grew up in Beijing. He was sent to the countryside to perform farm labor as an “educated youth” during the final years of the Cultural Revolution and then entered The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1977, where he studied and taught in the printmaking department, receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees there. In 1990 Xu moved to the United States, eventually relocating to New York in 1992. His work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums spanning the globe and he has been the recipient of awards and honors including a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Columbia University in 2010. He currently works out of his studios in Beijing and Brooklyn, and since January 2008 has served as vice president of CAFA, his alma mater.


Also participating in the discussion is Lydia Liu, Wu Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 


This program is free and open to the public, courtesy of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Please RSVP to programs@mocanyc.org



参加讨论的还有刘禾教授,刘禾是哥伦比亚大学东亚语言与文化系W. T. Tam人文讲席教授及中文与比较文学教授。




Where Does the Dust Itself Collect?

On view September 8 – October 9
12pm – 6pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Exhibition Location: Spinning Wheel Bldg,
5 W. 22nd Street, New York (btw. 5th & 6th Aves.)


Co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

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「尘埃」 徐冰展览

星期二-星期日, 下午12时至6时
展览场地:Spinning Wheel Building, 5 W. 22nd Street,NYC


该展是曼哈顿下城文化协会的Insite 艺术暨纪念活动之一。 



展览地点The Spinning Wheel Building由Greystone Management Corporation 提供。


Photo courtesy of Xu Bing.