Made-up words and letters are part of a trio of contemporary Chinese exhibitions at FIU’s Frost Art Museum

April 19, 2015 2:04 PM

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Made-up words and letters are part of a trio of contemporary Chinese exhibitions at FIU’s Frost Art Museum

With Xu Bing’s Writing Between Heaven and Earth at FIU’s Frost Art Museum, a trio of solo exhibitions featuring contemporary Chinese art giants concludes its 10-month run in a display of silent fireworks. As a bonus, visitors can briefly immerse themselves in the discipline of brush painting, a key to fully engaging the exhibition.

Writing, which encompasses 5,000 square feet, turns the lofty Grand Gallery into a cathedral-like space in which four enormous printed rice-paper scrolls loop “earthward” in parallel arcs above a low square platform (representing Earth) that — like an altar — supports scores of hand-printed volumes,...

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