REVIEW: “It Begins With Metamorphosis: Xu Bing" @ Asia Society Hong Kong

Sep 5, 2014 1:52AM

With a career of more than 40 years in the making, there’s hardly anything new to be said about Xu Bing’s work that hasn’t previously been mentioned; and yet experiencing firsthand its depth and range of leaves one with an enriched appreciation of the artist’s oeuvre. Just within the past year, Xu has been the subject of various exhibitions around the world, ranging from single-work installations to full retrospectives, at institutions such as MASSMoCA, Massachusetts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Most recently, the artist made his solo debut in Hong Kong with “It Begins With Metamorphosis” at Asia Society—an appropriate venue given the modifications its complex has undergone, previously being a military compound with some buildings dating back to the mid-1800s.


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