Xu Bing – Phoenix


232 pages

15.5 x 26cm


Born in Sichuan in 1955, Xu Bing is widely considered to be among the most important Chinese artists working today. Xu Bing’s pheonixes – assemblages of various random construction materials – are allegories of the tremendous changes that occured in China since the opening of the country.

Xu Bing’s new Phoenixes are showned at the 2015 Venice Biennale. His piece will be located over the water between two boathouses at the Pavilion at Arsenale – Giardino delle Vergini part of the 56th International Art Exhibition, titled All the World’s Futures and curated by Okwui Enwezor