UNITED KINGDOM – TAASA Review June 2011
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This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 31).
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An installation by Xu Bing – Background Story 7 British Museum, London 12 May 10 July 2011 Nearly 5 metres tall, Xu Bing’s artwork will be made using materials such as hemp fibres, dry plants, corn husks, crumpled paper and debris sourced from sites across London, placed on a backlit screen.
Seen from the front, the work looks like the brush strokes of a Chinese painting, but step behind and the illusion is shattered.
The installation will be created on site by Xu Bing and will only exist for the duration of the display...