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Di Luo's Teaching Portfolio

Art of China 14b. Chinese Avant-Garde

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Questions

  1. What traditional technique did Xu Bing use to make A Book from the Sky? What do you think might be the artist’s purpose of creating illegible characters?
  2. What is iconoclasm? Why is Ai Weiwei’s work often understood as iconoclastic?

Reading Assignment

  • Neave, pp. 235-239

Key Works

A Book from the Sky

Xu Bing

Installation with printed paper

1987-1991

http://www.xubing.com/index.php/site/projects/year/1987/book_from_the_sky

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/asset/a-book-from-the-sky/EwG2JNcMXhYOZA

Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn

Ai Weiwei

Triptych of gelatin silver prints; each 4′ 10 1/4 x 3′ 11 5/8″ (1.48 x 1.21 m)

1995

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Statues Outside of Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in Princeton University
Ai Weiwei

Bronze

2011

http://www.zodiacheads.com/index.html

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