Students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome to lecture by Xu Bing, an internationally known Chinese artist. The lecture will take place on February 6, at 5:20 p.m. in the Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall on the Alfred University campus.

Xu Bing’s Lecture “My Nutrition and My Method” is one of a series of events in honor of the opening of the McGee Pavilion.

Xu Bing is an artist and original thinker best know for his ambitious installation works addressing relationships between images and text, materials and public intervention, in addition, artist and people. He is considered one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation.

He has had solo exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona. His works have also been featured at the 45th and 51st Venice Biennales.

In July of 1999, Xu Bing was awarded the MacArthur Award for Genius. In addition, he was awarded the first Artes Mundi prize, a new art award created to stimulate interest in contemporary art in Wales. Xu Bing has worked in the IEA in the past on several projects and is the vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.