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Lecture: Xu Bing


March 17 (Sun), 2024

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To celebrate the opening of the "Universal / Remote" exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, we are pleased to present a lecture by one of the exhibiting artists Xu Bing, introducing his creative activities.
Since the 1980s, Xu has been active as one of Asia's leading artists with his iconic works such as Books from the Sky, made by invented 4,000 pseudo-Chinese characters, Square Word Calligraphy, which organizes the letters of each English alphabet into structures that resemble Chinese characters, and Books from the Ground the novel only written by symbols and pictograms.
In his first visit to Japan in five years, he will talk about his activities and creations over the past 40 years, including the back stories of his first feature film Dragonfly Eyes, which will be exhibited in the "Universal / Remote.”
*Chinese-Japanese simultaneous translation available. (No English translation available)


Event Information

March 17 (Sun), 2024

14:00-15:30 (13:30 door open)


The National Art Center, Tokyo, 3F Auditorium

For who
How to Participate

On-site registration
We will accept on-site registrations as there are still seats available.
Please come directly to the auditorium on the 3rd floor after the doors open (13:30).
Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration Required
Click here to register. *Booked Out

Registration Period
February 22 (Tue) through March 10 (Sun) 23:59
*Up to 2 people can be registered as one group.
*In case of too many applications, we will hold a draw for place allocation.
*The results of your registration will be emailed by March 12 (Tue.)
*Incomplete registration form shall not be accepted.


Limited to 240


Free admission for Universal / Remote exhibition ticket holders.
Please present the ticket (or ticket stub) at the check-in counter.

Organized by

The National Art Center, Tokyo


*Time and content may change without prior notice.
*Chinese-Japanese simultaneous translation available. (No English translation available)
*Recording or photography of this event is not permitted.
*The video recording of this event will be available online at a later date.
*Please note that photo documentation of this event may be published for the purpose of our activity reports and publicity.
*Visitors may enter and exit during the event. Please use the door at the rear of the venue.


Xu Bing


Archived videos are available on the National Art Center, Tokyo's YouTube channel.
Please access to the following URL.

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