As a young man, Xu Bing developed an odd relationship to language. The son of a professor and a librarian, he spent his early years surrounded by books that he could not read. His school years coincided with the Cultural Revolution, when he and other children were sent off to camps to learn Mao's new
Imagine the shock of entering a gallery to find a room full of nude models. You'd either thank your lucky stars for Postmodernism or shrink from the vulgarity of it all, but both reactions would undoubtedly be accompanied by a certain amount of intrigue. So what happens when these flesh-and-blood mod
Thrust upon the art scene and the world at 21, Maya Lin is probably best known as the young upstart who, in 1981, amazingly snagged the commission to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She was still an undergrad at Yale. As most everyone knows, her memorable achievement with the Washington D.C. la
Ray's primary thematic concerns center around containment, integration, isolation, and self-sufficiency. A leader in Conceptual Realism, Ray's best work offers a metaphor for the gap between the literal and the symbolic (or the known and the unknown).
His art is compelling in its representation