July 29, 2012

Xu Bing

In this installation Xu Bing uses dust that he collected from the streets of lower-Manhattan in the aftermath of September 11th to attempt to understand the gravity and implications of that event. In the work, Xu Bing references the fine whitish-grey film that covered downtown New York in the weeks following 9-11, and recreates a field of dust across the gallery floor that is punctuated by the outline of a Zen Buddhist poem

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