Confessions of a researchaholic

September 21, 2009

Square word calligraphy

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:39 pm

I spotted these unique calligraphic works by Xu Bing in Stanford museum a few days ago. These are quite amusing works. When I first saw these, I had no knowledge about the artist’s method, and thus the art works present an interesting puzzle for me.

But eventually I figured out what is going on, via the “hint” provided by the way the artist expressed his own name:

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