Xu Bing - Brooklyn Tote
- $18.00 for Members
The exhibition "One: Xu Bing" celebrates Xu Bing’s close relationship with Brooklyn, where he lived in the 1990s and maintains a studio today.
Xu Bing developed “square word calligraphy” as a system for writing English when he came to New York. Although the rectangular units of writing resemble Chinese characters, each is actually a word in English.
Created specifically for the Brooklyn Museum, the artist Xu Bing has made this character of “Brooklyn” written in the artist-invented Square Word Calligraphy, reflecting Xu Bing’s experience living between two cultures while in New York.