Life & Arts

Xu Bing at the British Museum

Xu Bing is one of China’s foremost contemporary artists. His latest creation is a light and shadow box installation commissioned by the British Museum. Inspired by a traditional Chinese scroll painting, it uses leaves and branches as well as found objects to startling and playful effect, and was completed in the space of 12 days. Xu and the piece’s curator Jan Stuart talk to Jan Dalley, the FT's arts editor.