Artist Xu Bing, best-known for this installation featuring characters that appear to be Chinese but are in fact unreadable, has been appointed vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the oldest and most prestigious art school in China. In this interview, from The Arts Newspaper, Xu Bing discusses why “Chinese artists today have an easier path to success.”

IMAGE: Book from the Sky (1987-91), Xu Bing

- Meredith Tromble [Saturday, March 15th, 2008]


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