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Reviews

United States

Where heaven and earth meet

Sarah Cook

XU BING, Flower, 1998, 'The Silkworm Series', mulberry branches, vase, table, silkworms, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist.

In May 1998 the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York hosted two site-specific installations by New York-based, internationally renowned artists Xu Bing and Cai GuoQiang. The exhibition, 'Where Heaven and Earth Meet', curated by Zhang Zhaohui, attempted to ask questions many curators are asking: if you group together artists who are geographically removed from their native countries, will their work foster a dialogue…

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