XU BING FOR SHANGHAI TANG
Celebrating 25 years of Chinese Culture
Xu Bing created an exclusive artwork for Shanghai Tang, portraying the brand vision ‘Shanghai Tang – Created by Chinese’ in his now-legendary Square Word Calligraphy, a system for rendering English letters to resemble Chinese characters. This ground-breaking concept was invented by Xu Bing in 1994, the same year Shanghai Tang was born, making this project a serendipitous joint 25th Anniversary celebration.
Xu Bing’s works have exhibited at MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and UCCA in Beijing.
Xu Bing was born in Chongqing, China, in 1955. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) in 1981 and stayed there as a teacher. He moved to the United States in 1990. He currently lives and works in both Beijing and New York.
The original artwork ‘Shanghai Tang – Created by Chinese’ by Xu Bing will be exhibited at Shanghai Tang’s Flagship Store in Hong Kong on 25th October 2019.
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