Upcoming Exhibition

September 10, 2022
December 4, 2022
In the Gold Gallery, Floor 2L

Xu Bing, an A. D. White Professor-at-Large, has created a new work based on a centuries-old Chinese painting in the Johnson Museum’s collection for his series Background Story. Through the manipulation of recycled plastic and miscellaneous trash from daily life, the artist dilutes or intensifies light to “draw” an inklike image on glass that conveys traditional Chinese reverence for nature while serving as a warning about humans’ ongoing mistreatment of the environment.

This exhibition will be part of the campus-wide 2022 Cornell Biennial and is supported by a generous gift from Younghee Kim-Wait.