The Easel

Masterful Xu Bing Retrospective Inaugurates UCCA’s Newly Expanded Great Hall

This Beijing show is a landmark. For UCCA, Beijing’s premier contemporary art venue, it is the first show since being acquired by new owners. And for Xu, already acclaimed outside China, it is his first local retrospective. It puts him in a global context, says the writer, and highlights his core interest – “the centrality of the written word to culture”.