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1 The Tsan Book rsga-ph-00705 November 17-December 22, 1995 Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese)...
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Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese). The work was shown at Randolph Street Gallery November 17-December 22, 1995, as part of a larger residency that included lectures and workshops. "The installation consists of nine volumes of a book-like format which will have "text" created by black eggs laid by the moths of the silkworm. The volumes represent three distinct styles of book-binding: traditional Chinese 'butterfly' fold-out binding; traditional Western-style, leather bound hardcover; and more modern computer paper ring binding. The style of text generated by the random-controlled egg laying of the moths suggests computerized dot matrix or Braille book printing. At the opening of the installation, the eggs will be about to hatch due to carefully controlled heat and light settings, manipulated by the artist. As the eggs hatch, the silkworms will crawl out from between the pages of each book, changing and/or destroying the original 'language' of the text." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995 (rsga_eph_00234)]
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2 A Case Study of Transference rsga-ph-00689 1994 Photograph of performance Xu Bing's "A Case Study of Transference," 1994, mixed media installation, ink and live pigs. Originally...
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Photograph of performance Xu Bing's "A Case Study of Transference," 1994, mixed media installation, ink and live pigs. Originally performed at Han Mo Arts Center, Beijing. Xu Bing had two week residency at the Randolph Street Gallery from November 8-22, 1995. Photo of this performance used in promotional materials.
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3 A Case Study of Transference rsga-ph-00690 1994 Photograph of performance Xu Bing's "A Case Study of Transference," 1994, mixed media installation, ink and live pigs. Originally...
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Photograph of performance Xu Bing's "A Case Study of Transference," 1994, mixed media installation, ink and live pigs. Originally performed at Han Mo Arts Center, Beijing. Xu Bing had two week residency at the Randolph Street Gallery from November 8-22, 1995. Photo of this performance used in promotional materials.
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4 The Tsan Book rsga-ph-00706 November 17-December 22, 1995 Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese)...
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Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese). The work was shown at Randolph Street Gallery November 17-December 22, 1995, as part of a larger residency that included lectures and workshops. "The installation consists of nine volumes of a book-like format which will have "text" created by black eggs laid by the moths of the silkworm. The volumes represent three distinct styles of book-binding: traditional Chinese 'butterfly' fold-out binding; traditional Western-style, leather bound hardcover; and more modern computer paper ring binding. The style of text generated by the random-controlled egg laying of the moths suggests computerized dot matrix or Braille book printing. At the opening of the installation, the eggs will be about to hatch due to carefully controlled heat and light settings, manipulated by the artist. As the eggs hatch, the silkworms will crawl out from between the pages of each book, changing and/or destroying the original 'language' of the text." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995 (rsga_eph_00234)]
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5 The Tsan Book rsga-ph-00704 November 17-December 22, 1995 Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese)...
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Sketch for Xu Bing's installation "Tsan Book" (also spelled "Can" in some places, both are a phonetic spelling for "silkworm" in Chinese). The work was shown at Randolph Street Gallery November 17-December 22, 1995, as part of a larger residency that included lectures and workshops. "The installation consists of nine volumes of a book-like format which will have "text" created by black eggs laid by the moths of the silkworm. The volumes represent three distinct styles of book-binding: traditional Chinese 'butterfly' fold-out binding; traditional Western-style, leather bound hardcover; and more modern computer paper ring binding. The style of text generated by the random-controlled egg laying of the moths suggests computerized dot matrix or Braille book printing. At the opening of the installation, the eggs will be about to hatch due to carefully controlled heat and light settings, manipulated by the artist. As the eggs hatch, the silkworms will crawl out from between the pages of each book, changing and/or destroying the original 'language' of the text." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995 (rsga_eph_00234)]
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6 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01998 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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7 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01994 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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8 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01997 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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9 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01995 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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10 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01996 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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11 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-02001 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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12 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01990 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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13 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01992 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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14 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01999 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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15 Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995 rsga_pst_00391 November 8-December 22, 1995 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 3, 1994-1997
16 Case Study of Transference RSGA 369 [date unknown] Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference" held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted...
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Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference" held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted for consideration in RSG's residency program. <br>Chinese artist Xu Bing worked with RSG in a residency from November 8-December 22, 1995, presenting exhibits, workshops, and lectures on his own work as well as Chinese contemporary art movements. –[Source: Event Calendar -- November/December 1995]
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17 "A Case Study of Transference" RSGA 297 [date unknown] Xu, Bing, 1955- Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference," held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted...
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Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference," held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted for consideration in RSG's residency program.<br> Chinese artist Xu Bing worked with RSG in a residency from November 8-December 22, 1995, presenting exhibits, workshops, and lectures on his own work as well as Chinese contemporary art movements. –[Source: Event Calendar -- November/December 1995]
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18 Tsun Books RSGA 409 [date unknown] Documentation of Xu Bing's installation "The Tsan [Can] Book," held in the RSG Projects Space November 17-December 22, 1995 as part of...
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Documentation of Xu Bing's installation "The Tsan [Can] Book," held in the RSG Projects Space November 17-December 22, 1995 as part of the artist's residency.
Xu Bing's installation "The Tsan [Can] Book" included nine volumes of a book-like format whose "text" was created by black eggs laid by the moths of the silkworm. The volumes represent three distinct styles of bookbinding: traditional Chinese "butterfly" fold-out binding; traditional Western-style, leather bound hard-cover; and modern computer paper ring binding. The style of text generated by the random-controlled egg laying of the moths suggests computerized dot matrix or Braille book printing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-cultural futility of language , Xu Bing's "Can" books evolved throughout the installation.
Chinese artist Xu Bing worked with RSG in a residency from November 8-December 22, 1995, presenting exhibits, workshops, and lectures on his own work as well as Chinese contemporary art movements. –[Source: Event Calendar -- November/December 1995]
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19 Case Study of Transference RSGA 455 [date unknown] Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference" held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted...
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Documentation of Xu Bing's 1994 installation, "A Case Study of Transference" held in New York City. This video was potentially submitted for consideration in RSG's residency program. <br>Chinese artist Xu Bing worked with RSG in a residency from November 8-December 22, 1995, presenting exhibits, workshops, and lectures on his own work as well as Chinese contemporary art movements. –[Source: Event Calendar -- November/December 1995]
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20 Xu Bing Residency : Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop rsga-ph-01991 November 11, 1995 Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The...
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Photograph of the "Chinese Ink Rubbing Workshop" conducted by Xu Bing as a part of his two week residency at Randolph Street Gallery. The workshop took place November 11, 1995 at Anchor Graphics.</br> "Students in RSG's Team Arts Pursuits (TAP) Program and Marwen Foundation students will learn traditional Chinese ink rubbing techniques from Xu Bing. Continuing his investigations into the cross-culture futility of language. Xu bang's 'Tsan' books will be evolving throughout the duration of their installation." --[Source: Xu Bing, November 8-December 22, 1995]</br>NOTE: At this time unclear if photos are of the Workshop held November in Chicago or November 8 in Peoria, IL.
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