Exhibition — We Do Not Dream Alone
EXHIBITION TITLE：We Do Not Dream Alone
EXHIBITION DATE：July 19-25, 2021
EXHIBITION TIME：6:02:15 AM to 23:02:15 PM, 5 seconds/ time slot
EXHIBITION LOCATION：1560 Braodway, Times Square, NYC
For one of the Times Square billboards, Xu Bing has created a special public art installation titled We Do Not Dream Alone featuring his Square Word Calligraphy. The calligraphy image lasts for five seconds each time slot from 6:02:15 AM to 23:02:15 PM through the day and the artwork will be on view July 19 through July 25, 2021. We Do Not Dream Alone is inspired by the lyrics of John Lennon's song Imagine. In Square Word Calligraphy, Xu Bing designs a writing system in which English words come to resemble Chinese characters. Although in Eastern art from, the calligraphy is readable for all Western audience. In this coalescence of languages and cultures, Square Word Calligraphy stands for a unique script breaking through the boundaries of cultures and human cognition.