Tobacco Project

Tobacco Project by Xu Bing explores the production and culture of tobacco as seen through the eyes of one of China’s most innovative contemporary artists.

Tobacco Project



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.

Tobacco Project

Detail of “First Class,” in Virginia Tiger-skin rug made with 550,000 “First Class” brand cigarettes, adhesive, carpet



Tobacco Project

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