Xu Bing 30 years celebrated by Audi-sponsored Chinese art award

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Chinese-born artist Xu Bing has been awarded the “30-year Accomplishment” award in Audi’s inaugural Arts China: Audi Arts & Design Award. The artist received USD10,000 and an Audi Coupe in a ceremony held on Sunday 17 April, 2011 in Beijing’s 798 District’s Creative Square.

Xu Bing, 'Phoenix Project', 2010, construction debris, light emitting diodes, 27 and 28 meters in length, 8 meters in width. "Xu Bing Aerial Project", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Image from xubing.com.

Xu Bing, 'Phoenix Project', 2010, construction debris, light emitting diodes, 27 and 28 meters in length, 8 meters in width. "Xu Bing Aerial Project", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Image from xubing.com.

Online Chinese art and culture newspaper Jing Daily reports,

Each award winner will also receive USD10,000, an incentive provided by Audi to further the Arts of China and draw attention to the principles of “inheritance, innovation, and leadership.” Xu Bing was presented the “30-year Accomplishment” award, the prize money, and a specially donated Audi Coupe by actress Maggie Cheung and Jin Shangyi, the former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Click here to read the full article on Jing Daily.

The award, part of the ongoing Arts China programme, was initiated jointly by Audi and Beijing Centre for the Arts (BCA) in June 2010. Over the past year, fifty of China’s top creatives were interviewed for the award by the Arts China programme.

Xu Bing, 'Background Story 6', 2010, natural debris attached to frosted glass panel . "Dead or Alive", Museum of Art and Design, New York. Image from xubing.com.

Xu Bing, 'Background Story 6', 2010, natural debris attached to frosted glass panel . "Dead or Alive", Museum of Art and Design, New York. Image from xubing.com.

Xu Bing, born in Chongqing, China in 1955, has been a resident of the US since 1990. He works mostly in installation, printmaking and calligraphy. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with an MFA in printmaking in 1987 and was appointed the new vice president of the Academy in March 2008. The artist exhibited three projects in 2010, two at Today Art Museum in Beijing, China and one at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

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