Milstein students get a glimpse of artist Xu Bing’s character

Cornell Chronicle
Image/Andrew Gao '22
Xu Bing, left, A.D. White Professor-at-Large, speaks to students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity with help from graduate student Junting Huang, serving as translator. Image/Andrew Gao '22

Students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity were treated to a special Q&A session Sept. 26 with Chinese artist and A.D. White Professor-at-Large Xu Bing, whose animation “The Character of Characters” is on display at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Part of the campus-wide Cornell Council for the Arts 2018 Biennial, the Xu Bing exhibition consists of a 17-minute animated video using five projectors to create a single landscape, related works by the artist and a collection of scrolls that demonstrate the meaning and evolution of calligraphy throughout Chinese history.

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