Xu Bing was interested in both a patinated aluminum and lightly toned maple version of the Tee profile. For the Ashmolean framing, the aluminum model was chosen.
“Landscape/Landscript is a cerebral submersion in nature, as well as a vivid set of reflections on the power and treachery of words. Xu’s Landscripts teach us another way of seeing the world, where language flows over the landscape, becoming a feature of the natural world itself.”
— Financial Times
The exhibition Landscape/Landscript at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the Museum’s first major exhibition of contemporary art and is the first exhibition devoted to Xu Bing’s landscapes.