Xu Bing - Brooklyn Tote

  • $20.00
  • $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. 

 

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