Xu Bing’s cross-cultural fertilization: Ziran in transplanting

Wang, Ruobing (2016) Xu Bing’s cross-cultural fertilization: Ziran in transplanting. Journal of contemporary Chinese art, 3 (3). pp. 325-335. ISSN 2051705X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1386/jcca.3.3.325_1.
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Title: Xu Bing’s cross-cultural fertilization: Ziran in transplanting

Using ‘Forest Project’ by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing as a case study, this article investigates how the ideology of Ziran (the Chinese version of nature) has been promoted through the practice of art at a community and international level. Mainly focusing on the first two editions of the project in Kenya (2008) and Shenzhen (2009), the paper argues that the artist’s approach to the environment of others and his own demonstrates his frustration towards cultural hegemony while drawing attention to the notion of sustainability proposed by Ziran, which is built on an independent and self-generating system.

Subjects: Art History > Chinese artist -- Case studies
Divisions: Centre for Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 08:13
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 08:14
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/915
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