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Xu Bing

The Origins of Creativity

Bing xu

Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:10 pm


In-person Event

U-M Museum of Art
525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Special Event: Sunday, October 7, 4pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109

Internationally renowned artist and film director Xu Bing is one of the most well-known contemporary artists in China, recognized for his representations of artistic sophistication, political conscience, and far-reaching imagination. His artworks have been exhibited at many prestigious venues, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan. He has been included in the Venice Biennale three times and honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award from the Southern Graphics Council, the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, the Wales International Visual Art Prize, and a US Department of State Medal of Arts. For this special Speaker Series event, Xu will talk about his signature works and his new film, Dragonfly Eyes (2017), which will have its Michigan première at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, October 7, at 6:15 pm.

After this presentation, Xu will participate in several related events at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (RSVP for these events):

  • 5:30 pm: Pre-screening reception at the Michigan Theater Main Lobby
  • 6:15 pm: Screening of Dragonfly Eyes (2017)
  • 7:45 pm: Post-screening Q&A with Xu Bing

Presented in partnership with the U‑M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, U‑M Confucius Institute, U‑M Department of Film, Television, and Media Studies, and University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).


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