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Xu Bing (13:38)


Cultural experiences remain in an artist's body and resurface when needed. Bing discusses his creative process, borrowing images from previous generations, and the influence of calligraphy. Works include "Background Story," "Book from the Sky," "Dragonfly Eyes," and "Square Word Calligraphy."

Song Dong (09:33)

Dong and Yin Xiuzhen discuss their creative process and the influence of Beijing's transformation. Works include the "Chopsticks" series, "Different Dreams of the Same Bed, No. 3," and the "Edible City" series. Found objects allow viewers to connect with the past.

Yin Xiuzhen (06:54)

Xiuzhen discusses her "Portable Cities "series, "Trojan," and "Nowhere to Land." Birds appear at Dong's international show. "The Way of Chopsticks" is about collaboration and an attitude toward life.

Guan Xiao (12:20)

Beijing's landscape is flat and open, and allows one's mind to wander. Painting material is sometimes too perfect and smooth. Works include the "Clone" series and "Dengue, Dengue, Dengue."

Liu Xiaodong (10:55)

Artists love the world; their projects explore what they find touching. Xiaodong discusses how a visit to Mexico influences his work and paints a portrait of a Texas sheriff's family. Buddha accompanies people throughout their life.

Credits: Beijing (00:52)

Credits: Beijing

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Episode 2: Beijing (Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 10)

Part of the Series : Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century (Season 10)
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Amid Beijing’s dizzying economic, urban and cultural transformation, four artists respond to the region's relentless evolution with urgency and ambition, all the while contending with many centuries of Chinese cultural traditions. Featuring artists Guan Xiao, Liu Xiaodong, Song Dong, Xu Bing, and Yin Xiuzhen.

Length: 56 minutes

Item#: BVL215276

Copyright date: ©2020

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