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1. Give an introduction to contemporary Chinese art (Talk a
little bit about some of the major changes in Chinese art)
2. Read the article that is provided. Do some research on the
artist, Xu Bing. According to the article, give some background
information about Xu Bing, and investigate the body of work.
3. Select one piece of his artwork to write about. It could be a
traditional work of art, such as drawing, painting, or sculpture,
or something more experimental like performance art, body art,
or installation art.
4. Write a 3-page analysis of the artwork you select. The paper
should have a short introduction and conclusion, but the body
should focus on your analysis of the artwork. Some of the
questions that you might want to work through in the paper
include: Why is the work important? In what ways does it
challenge the viewer? Is there an allegorical meaning to the
work? How is it in dialogue with Western art traditions or
earlier Chinese art traditions? Does it engage with Chinese
history? Etc.
5. Be sure to include an image of the work you select into the
paper, and the paper must be grammatically correct.

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1. Give an introduction to contemporary Chinese art (Talk a little

  • 1. 1. Give an introduction to contemporary Chinese art (Talk a little bit about some of the major changes in Chinese art) 2. Read the article that is provided. Do some research on the artist, Xu Bing. According to the article, give some background information about Xu Bing, and investigate the body of work. 3. Select one piece of his artwork to write about. It could be a traditional work of art, such as drawing, painting, or sculpture, or something more experimental like performance art, body art, or installation art. 4. Write a 3-page analysis of the artwork you select. The paper should have a short introduction and conclusion, but the body should focus on your analysis of the artwork. Some of the questions that you might want to work through in the paper include: Why is the work important? In what ways does it challenge the viewer? Is there an allegorical meaning to the work? How is it in dialogue with Western art traditions or earlier Chinese art traditions? Does it engage with Chinese history? Etc. 5. Be sure to include an image of the work you select into the paper, and the paper must be grammatically correct.