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Tobacco Project

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Tobacco Project

200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220-4007
September 10th, 2011 - December 4th, 2011
Opening: September 10th, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.vmfa.museum
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
visitorservices@vmfa.museum
PHONE:  
804.340.1506
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Wed 10-5; Thu-Fri 10-9

DESCRIPTION
Xu Bing: Tobacco Project explores the production and culture of tobacco as seen through the eyes of one of China’s most innovative contemporary artists. The exhibition combines important pieces from the artist’s earlier projects at Duke University in North Carolina and the Shanghai Gallery of Art in China with new work inspired by visits to tobacco farms, warehouses, and cigarette factories in Virginia. Altogether the exhibition spans a dozen years of Xu Bing’s work and surveys one of his most ambitious undertakings.