Material: Bronze sculpture with colored patina
Dimension: Male (Feng): 56 ¼ x 13 ½ x 15 inch
Female (Huang): 55 ½ x 16 x 21 ¼ inch
Conceived at the time of Xu Bing’s monumental Phoenix Project, 2008-2010, which was exhibited in Beijing, Shanghai, New York and at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the intricate, hand painted Bronze Phoenix, 2016, consists of 500 separate cast and hand-wrought parts. Proud and powerful, a symbol of peace and prosperity, the mythological phoenix (Feng and Huang) foretell great events. Xu Bing’s Bronze Phoenix has another aspect as well; made up of shovels, wrenches and drill bits – the tools of the worker - it is a contemporary Phoenix, a representation of 21st century China in all its’ variety, ambition and raw energy.
Background Story: Shangfang Temple Scroll
Materials: Natural debris attached to frosted glass panel
Exhibition Location: Al Riwaq, Qatar Museum, Doha, Qatar
Exhibition Location: NordArt, Büdelsdorf, Germany
Exhibition Location: Center del Carme, Valencia, Spain
Book from the Ground - Pop-up Book
Book From the Ground, a book composed entirely of symbols and icons, is an account of twenty-four hours in the busy but witty life of Mr. Black (A typical urban white-collar worker). Xu Bing now developes this book into a Pop-up book, making this universally readable book more playful and amusing.
Book from the Ground Pop-up Book - Day (2015)
Book from the Ground Pop-up Book - Night (2016)
Dimension :24.5 x 35.3cm
Material:320g, 250g and 160g Ganggu white paperboard with non-acid latex