Exhibitions/ Art Object
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Scroll B2

Artist:
Xing Danwen (Chinese, born 1967)
Date:
1999–2000
Culture:
China
Medium:
Chromogenic print, photographic montage
Dimensions:
Image: 4 5/8 × 62 7/8 in. (11.7 × 159.7 cm) Framed: 13 5/8 × 71 5/8 in. (34.6 × 181.9 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Lent by Christopher Phillips
Rights and Reproduction:
© Xing Danwen
Not on view
Xing created her Scroll series in the summers of 1999 and 2000 while she was in Beijing in-between semesters at New York’s School of Visual Art. Scroll B2 features architectural elements of the Forbidden City and the alleys (hutong) of Beijing’s old residential neighborhoods. The juxtaposition of angles and silhouettes transforms the walls, rooflines, and gates into kaleidoscopic tapestries of abstract form. This composition, made from a single roll of film, consciously references both the cinematic filmstrip and the traditional handscroll format, creating a journey through shifting perspectives and changes in scale.