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Xu Bing to lecture at PAM, tonight!

As part of PAM's ongoing exhibition of China Design Now, one of the leaders of contemporary art will be lecturing on his most recent work and the ever-changing landscape of Chinese art. Portland is so so lucky to host Xu Bing; much of Xu's work is grounded in text, and confronts/challenges the tumultuous history of China.

Using both historical allusions and modern iconography, he questions and affirms the power of the written word. Xu has spent years hand carving typesetting blocks used to make prints in the tradition Chinese block printing methods and his works often showcase this meticulous practice.

The lecture starts promptly at 5:30, and is 5 bucks for members, 12 for non-members.

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