Xu Bing’s “square word calligraphy”, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), in Beijing. Picture: Simon Song

Chinese artist Xu Bing’s Beijing retrospective reveals his attitudes to China and Western art, but don’t call him a pessimist

The UCCA exhibition ‘Thought and Method’ spans more than four decades of work in both China and the United States, and it quickly becomes clear that everything is not as it seems

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Xu Bing’s “square word calligraphy”, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), in Beijing. Picture: Simon Song
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.